A Total War Saga is a new series of standalone spin-off titles from Creative Assembly that will focus on “exciting pivotal moments in history.”
“These moments are perfect fuel for Total War,” said Lusted, “they’re a powder keg, where anything can happen and history could have gone in any direction. Sagas are epic stories, and we felt that name described those moments well, and allows us to go into the kind of individual detail we love.”
“Sagas won’t be revolutionary new titles or introduce brand-new eras," Lusted continued, "they’ll follow-on from previous Total War games and inhabit the same time-period, or at the very least relate to it. But these are certainly Total War games… We thought that badging these “A Total War Saga” would help players understand that they are a spin-off and not the next major title.”
Sagas will feature the same turn-based campaign strategy and real-time battle tactics found in the main Total War games, with the only difference being the narrower focus on a specific period in time.
As Lusted mentions in further on in the blog, it’s an idea Creative Assembly have touched upon in the past with the release of Fall of the Samurai, which was a spin-off from Total War: SHOGUN 2 that was centred around the events of the Boshin War. “If you liked Fall of the Samurai, and the kind of gameplay we delivered with it, then you’re going to enjoy what we’ve got planned for our first Saga title.”
Creative Assembly promised to reveal more details about the first Saga soon, but Lusted did confirm that it will be “spiritual follow-up to Total War: ROME II” and will release before the next major historical Total War game.
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