Creative Assembly has announced a new spinoff series for Total War that will go under the name of Total War Saga.
According to the developer, Total War Saga games will be standalone spin-off titles that focus on exciting pivotal moments in history rather than whole historical eras.
Saga games will offer the same “mix of turn-based campaign strategy, real-time battle tactics and hundreds if not thousands of hours of gameplay as a regular Total War game,” but will be more focused.
Game director Jack Lusted compared the Saga games to the Fall of the Samurai expansion for Total War: Shogun 2.
“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,” he explained. “But it’s important to say that it isn’t our next major historical release. It is an iteration on a previous game, built on something we’ve already released.”
Lusted added that the first Saga game will have a map that is similar in gameplay size to Total War: Attila, but is focused on a smaller geographical area. He also mentioned that the campaign will take just as long to complete as any normal Total War game.
The first Total War Saga game is in development now for PC.
Source: Creative Assembly