Troy: A Total War Saga Horse-all

Free on Epic, but only if claimed on August 13th.

Not sure what "Saga" means. Is it more narrative? Is it smaller in scope than a typical Total War game?

Found this CA blog post about the "Total War Saga" series, which I was curiously unaware of until this very day.

Michael: So what makes a game a “Total War Saga”?

Jack: With our big releases that cover entire eras, like Rome or Empire, we’ve been following them up with standalone games that focus on a single character’s life and the time around them; like Napoleon or Attila. But there are also these key, pivotal points in history which don’t necessarily revolve around a single character, and only lasted a few months or few decades at most. Such moments also tend to be constrained to a tight geographic area as well.

These moments are perfect fuel for Total War. They’re a powder keg, where anything can happen and history could have gone in any direction. Sagas are epic stories, and we felt that name described those moments well, and allows us to go into the kind of individual detail we love.

So, Total War Saga games will be 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 focussed down on a distinct moment.

p.s. Did you know Priam had an English accent? It's true!

A new Total War game that won't be on steam... Wow. (For a year anyway).

The saga series got off to a rocky start with Thrones of Britannia. That was a big flop for me, and while I generally have faith in CA, it's a different team to the one creating the Warhammer and major historical titles.

Loving the idea of getting it for free especially after all the money I’ve spent on Fortnite for the kid. Of course I can see them running out of keys pretty quickly. I predict a total cluster f*ck.