Sega and developer Creative Assembly have announced the release of the Total War: Three Kingdoms DLC pack Fates Divided.
As stated in the press release (via email), the game adds the new start date of 200CE, where the main heroes such as Cao Cao and Yuan Shao have built up formidable forces. This includes new units such as the Ye Vanguard Spearmen, Xiongnu Noble Cavalry, and Qingzhou Halberds. Should you claim victory over your foes, you can even control the elite Northern Army.
There are also new warlords, such as the campaign with Liu Yan and his cross-generational mission to establish a legacy for his family. His aspiration mechanic will aid his son Liu Zhang when he inherits the efforts of his father’s work.
You can find the release trailer below.
The DLC launch also coincides with a recent free content update for the base game, including faction reworks for Cao Cao and Yuan Shao, the new Imperial Intrigue mechanic, improvements to the Faction Council, and more. You can read more on the update here.
You can find the full rundown on the Fates Divided DLC (via Steam) below.
Determine the fate of China in the new Chapter pack for Total War: Three Kingdoms. Grow Yuan Shao’s mighty army or stand in his way as Cao Cao and use strategy to achieve the grandest of ambitions.
In the Fates Divided Chapter Pack you begin at 200 CE, a period that finds Yuan Shao and Cao Cao at a crucial turning point. These childhood friends have borne witness to each other’s growing ambition, but Yuan Shao’s patience with Cao Cao is fast coming to an end – a childhood bond is about to break.
Fates Divided includes significant improvements to several in-game mechanics, a new faction, and new units, as well as new playstyles for established factions.
A Unique Start Date
The 200 CE start date throws players into a moment in history where the story’s main heroes are now developed and formidable forces. Will you continue Cao Cao’s march across the map or use Yuan Shao’s grand army to stop him in his tracks?
Whilst the conflict focuses on the warlords in the north, you can also play as characters such as Liu Bei and Ma Teng, helping them to achieve their lofty goals.
New Cross-Generational Faction
Play as Liu Yan, a man of great ambition and strategy, as he attempts to establish a lasting legacy for his family. Make best use of Liu Yan’s aspiration mechanic to set the stage for Liu Zhang’s eventual inheritance, and reap the rewards of your father’s hard work, or watch as his best laid plans crumble under your care.
New and Varied Units
With a host of new units for Cao Cao, Yuan Shao and Liu Yan, as well as the chance to gain the elite Northern Army units, this is a Chapter Pack that’s coming out fighting.