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    May 23, 2019

This game was released on May 23, 2019 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

Total War: Three Kingdoms is a strategy game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. Like the previous titles in the franchise, it combines turn-based empire building with massive real-time battles.

Set in ancient China, Total War: Three Kingdoms puts the player into the shoes of one of eleven legendary warlords – such as Cao Cao, Liu Bei, and Sun Jian – aiming to unite the fractured land under their rule and establish the next great dynasty. The default campaign is based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a highly romanticized account of the time period, which means plenty of character drama and heroes who can turn the tide of battle using nigh-supernatural abilities. On the other hand, there is also a Classic Mode option for those who prefer a more realistic experience closer in spirit to the past historical Total War installments.

Pre-order Bonuses

Yellow Turban Rebellion Warlord Pack DLC

An early adopter bonus – the Yellow Turban Rebellion Warlord Pack DLC – will be given out to those who pre-order Total War: Three Kingdoms or buy it within the launch week. The pack portrays a countrywide peasant uprising against Emperor Ling of the Han Dynasty and his court of corrupt eunuchs, which takes place shortly before the events in the main campaign. The highlights are:

  • Three new playable warlords: He Yi, Gong Du, and Huang Shao.
  • Three new hero classes: Healer, Scholar, and Veteran.
  • A versatile unit roster composed of a cross-section of society: militias formed from the downtrodden masses fight alongside disgruntled soldiers, religious zealots, and former officials.
  • Brand new approach to technology focusing on interpreting the “Three Books of Great Peace”.
  • New character skills focused on the three virtues of Taoism: Frugality, Compassion, and Humility.
  • New weapons and armor suitable for the new heroes.

The bonus is available at every SEGA-authorized retailer, which includes Steam and many others. It will be possible to purchase the Yellow Turban Rebellion pack separately after the promotion ends.

Limited Edition

Total War: Three Kingdoms - Limited Edition

The physical Limited Edition includes these extras:

  • Premium Deluxe Case: made of authentic calligraphy paper adorned with box-art that masterfully melds painterly Chinese watercolour and ink effects.
  • Double-Sided Campaign Map and Warlord Poster: one side outlines the vast geography of China as it sits before you, the other introduces you to the varied characters and playstyles at your disposal.
  • Yellow Turban Rebellion Warlord Pack DLC (with pre-order or week one purchase).

Collector’s Edition

Total War: Three Kingdoms - Collector's Edition

The Total War: Three Kingdoms Collector’s Edition will be produced in a single production run. It is available exclusively through the Total War store for $159.99, and comes with the following on top of the game itself:

  • 24 cm resin Guan Yu Statue
  • Exclusive Art Book
  • Premium Deluxe Case
  • Double-Sided Campaign Map and Warlord Poster
  • Yellow Turban Rebellion Warlord Pack DLC (with pre-order or week one purchase).

After a two-month delay to polish the game and improve the localisations, Total War: Three Kingdoms will now be out for Windows PCs on May 23, 2019. Publisher Feral Interactive will handle the game’s release on macOS and Linux that will follow shortly afterwards.

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