The next historical Total War game has been revealed to be Total War: Troy.The news comes thanks to an exclusive cover story in PC Gamer magazine, the latest issue of which has just gone on sale. A picture of the front cover – taken by PC Gamer writer Andy Kelly and posted to Twitter, and subsequently uploaded to Reddit – revealed that Total War: Troy is the next game in Creative Assembly’s Total War Saga series, which focuses on specific conflicts in history, rather than whole eras.
This handsome boy is out now. pic.twitter.com/B6xmvNCSYM
— Andy Kelly (@ultrabrilliant) September 18, 2019
The cover reveals little else about the game, aside from a strap line that explains that battles take place in “a world of gods and monsters”. What that means for a historical Total War game remains to be seen, especially since fantastical elements have traditionally been only seen in the Total War: Warhammer series.
See our review of the first Total War Saga game in the video above.
The Total War Saga series has so far consisted of two games; Thrones of Britannia, and retroactively added Fall of the Samurai, which was originally a standalone expansion for Shogun 2. Total War: Troy will mark the third entry in the series, and the second original title.
Earlier this year, Creative Assembly released the latest mainline game – Total War: Three Kingdoms, which explores the struggles of China during the period of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Our Total War: Three Kingdoms review scored it as one of the best games of 2019 so far.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.