Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:24pm 20/09/19 | 0 Comments
The Trojan War, which is one of the most well-known events in Greek Mythology is set to take centre stage in A Total War Saga: TROY from Creative Assembly. Inspired by Homer’s Iliad, action will take place in the Bronze Age - representing the furthest point back in time ever tackled by a Total War.
As per the cinematic trailer below, this definitely has potential to bridge the gap between fiction and history ala the recent Total War: Three Kingdoms.
In TROY, the fate of Aegean civilisation will be in your hands; each choice you make will shape the lands from the mythical heights of Mount Olympus to the arid deserts of Lemnos. Experience history as it may have happened or shape the legend for yourself in this unique chapter of Total War.
Homer’s Iliad is rich with myth, legends, gods and monsters. TROY casts these stories through a historical lens to consider what might have really happened but ultimately lets you decide which heroes will fall in battle and which will be immortalised in legend.
The battlefields will tremble under the feet of renowned warriors like Achilles and Hector but it will take more than brute force alone to lay claim to the legendary city of Troy. You will need to deftly manage a barter economy, conduct diplomacy among friends and foes, and curry the very favour of the Gods themselves before etching your name in the annals of history.
On a side note this is a somewhat weird entry for the Total War Sage series, which has so far been focused on small slices of real-world history. With the Trojan War, the city of Troy, Gods sitting atop Mount Olympus, it'll be interesting to see how it strikes a balance between realism and Homer’s Iliad. Some of the campaign map screenshot released so far, definitely paint a very cool picture of what to expect.
We're keen to check this out when it launches for PC in 2020.