New Total War: Three Kingdoms & Warhammer 2 DLC on the way, Total War Saga: Troy road-map confirmed & more!29 Jul 2020 0
Creative Assembly have just released a new ‘Behind the Scenes’ Dev Blog for the end of the month, and it’s a bit of a whopper. Not only do they confirm the road-map for A Total War Saga: Troy up till the end of the year, they’ve also announced new DLC for Total War: Warhammer 2 AND Total War: Three Kingdoms, not to mention a few other things. Let’s get right to it:
Total War Saga: Troy DLC & 2020 Road Map
A Total War Saga: Troy, which we recently got a chance to play around with in the campaign game, is still on track to release on August 13th. By the end of September, the Amazons will be introduced as the first official DLC faction and EGS Mod Support will also be rolled out, although it’s worth pointing out you’ll still be able to mod Tory “the old fashioned way” immediately from launch.
For a limited time, Total War Access account holders will be able to grab the Amazons DLC for free as well.
Future updates will include the typical ‘Blood Pack’ DLC drop in October, Multiplayer support in November and more faction DLCs by the end of the year. Free-LC content drops will also happen in September and the ‘Winter’ slot.
Total War: Warhammer II DLC - Wood Elves Lord Pack
The Wood Elves are going to be the focus of the next Total War: Warhammer 2 DLC pack, and Creative Assembly are going one step further by offering additional content depending on what you own:
- Total War: Warhammer 2 owners will get the core pack features, including two new Legendary Lords playable in their own Vortex campaign and Skirmish/Online play.
- Those who own Total War: Warhammer 1 & 2 will get additional content updates for the Mortal Empires game mode. The new Lords will be playable, and the Wood Elves in general are getting a rework.
- Owners of the above AND the Realm of the Wood Elves DLC pack will get a new bonus Wood Elf Legendary Lord, new units and unit variants and a few other extra goodies playable in Mortal Empires only.
Realm of the Wood Elves, was one of the first DLCs ever released for the original Total War: Warhammer so this should be a nice bonus for anyone who's bought into that pack.
Total War: Three Kingdoms Nanman Expansion
Total War: Three Kingdoms is also getting a new DLC pack. This isn’t a ‘Chapter Pack’ though, it’s an official ‘Expansion’ to the vanilla game that will be adding in the Namanm as well as ‘Gate pass’ Battle maps and settlements to make guarding those critical passes more interesting.
This is reported to be a big pack, and most of the details haven’t been released yet. There will be a new free Han Lord released as well for anyone who doesn’t want to buy in.
The blog post also gives some clue as to what the second ‘Expansion Pack’ will be looking at. The team is aware that apparently, Hulao Pass and even Mount Song itself are in the wrong place. This isn’t something they can fix for this expansion, but the next expansion is apparently going to flesh out the north of the map anyway, so this issue will be addressed then.
Total War: Warhammer 3 Update
One event the current world situation has certainly put the crimpers on is us announcing our next major Total War title.
As you can imagine it’s all a bit chaotic here at CA, so please bear with us.
(Ok this was a bit cheeky of me, but it’s unlikely to be anything else-ED)
Total War Access
Creative Assembly also seem to be wanting to improve their Total War Access offering, and with the recent expansion onto the Epic Games Store with Troy this closing paragraph seemed especially illuminating:
A long planned goal and major feature for Access we’re working on is the ability for you to link your different store accounts through it, so TW games and DLC you buy in one store will transfer to the others. This means that, for example, you can buy a game in one place, and then take advantage of a DLC sale in another. Plus, play multiplayer with people on different platforms. We’re working on it with our retail partners at the moment and we’ll let you know when we’ve more to share.
There aren't many other stores Total War games (at least, modern ones) are available on in large quantities, so this is an interesting statement.
What are you most excited about in terms of future Total War content? Let us know in the comments!