Sega and developer Creative Assembly’s historical strategy game Total War: Troy has launched on the Epic Games Store, and will be free for 24 hours.
As previously reported, the game will not only be an exclusive on the Epic Games Store for 12 months, but that it will also be free if purchased within 24-hours of launch. After that the game will come to Steam in 2021.
Inspired by The Illiad, the game is set during the Trojan war. Players can side with Greeks or Trojans, choosing from heroes such as Achilles, Hector, Paris, and Menelaus. Players will also discover how some of the great myths and legends may have come about, such as the Minotaur, Cyclops, Giants, and Centaurs.
You can find the launch trailer below.
You can find the full rundown (via the Epic Games Store) below.
DIVE INTO GREEK MYTH
Inspired by The Iliad – Homer’s sweeping tale of romance and bloodshed – A Total War Saga: TROY focuses on the historical flashpoint of the Trojan War, bringing the conflict to life as never before.
EXPERIENCE THE TROJAN WAR
TROY explores this legendary conflict from both the Greek and Trojan perspectives, peeling back the layers of myth and legend to reveal the realities that may have inspired them.
CHOOSE YOUR HERO
Fight to save or conquer the kingdom of Troy as one of eight iconic heroes, including the infamous warrior Achilles, noble protector Hector, wayward prince Paris and vengeful king Menelaus.
BUILD A BRONZE AGE EMPIRE
Through Total War’s blend of grand, turn-based empire management and spectacular real-time battles, your actions can turn the tide of the war. Build your empire through strategy, statecraft, diplomacy and all-out war, as you conquer this vast and striking recreation of the Bronze Age Mediterranean.
FIGHT ALONGSIDE MYTHIC UNITS
Inspired by the famed creatures of Greek myth, you can call mythic units to your aid in the heat of battle, including fighters that resemble the Minotaur, the Cyclops, Giants and Centaurs.
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