SEGA and The Creative Assembly have revealed that the new Total War game, focusing on Attila the Hun, will be releasing February 27th. It’s a good time to be releasing a game, given this incredibly busy holiday period — but fans may have legitimate questions about how close it is to the last Total War game.
As Luke Plunkett notes, it’s very soon for another brand new Total War game, and the franchise has made mistakes along these lines before. Couple that with the fact that the events of Attila occur directly after those of Rome II, and while that doesn’t say anything concrete, it has the stench of a repurposed expansion.
Attila will include some new fire propagation tech for setting towns ablaze, and you will be able to wipe them off the map entirely. A fitting feature for horde of huns. There are also tweaks to general skill trees, and improved street fighting.
We’ll keep an eye on the available units, formations, and tactics, to see if the gameplay is different enough (and skirmish-ey enough) for it to be considered a new experience. To be fair, when it comes to the units and tactics of the day, that’s one thing that The Creative Assembly is consistently good with.