Total War: Three Kingdoms, the latest installment in Sega’s hit historical strategy series, gets a slice of new content next month. Today Sega released a description of its plot, and the official trailer.
The Eight Princes is a standalone campaign for the game that takes place immediately after the main storyline. The title is true to its word — you get eight princes to play as, each one differing in play styles and available units.
The year is 291 CE, and the Jin Dynasty is divided. A generation has passed since the tumultuous events of the Three Kingdoms period began. Despite the brief unification of the kingdoms under the Jin dynasty, civil war was never more than a heartbeat away. Its many ruling princes are hungry for power, each with self-serving ambitions and views of their own. Will you stand by the emperor, or will you carve out a legacy that will echo through the ages?
Three Kingdoms is a dramatic recreation of the Three Kingdoms conflict from 3rd century China, one of the largest and bloodiest battles in history. The game can be experienced in two modes: Records mode, which sticks strictly to known history, and Romance mode, which embellishes the story. These differences do affect gameplay: if your warlords aren’t “romanticized,” they’ll succumb to wounds fairly quickly, as a real person would.
Total War: Three Kingdoms launched for PC last May; The Eight Princes pack will be available August 8.