If you were hoping to ravage the Orient with your mastery of Sun Tzu, bad news.
Total War: Kingdoms, the latest iteration of Creative Assembly's strategy series where players march stacks of armies across continents to raze villages for money, has been delayed until May. The game was originally set for release in mid-March, but in a blog post the developer announced that they needed "a little more time".
With Three Kingdoms, we set out to create a new level of complexity. As such, we need a little more time to make sure these systems deliver as intended and give you the Total War experience you’ve waited so patiently for. Of course, the extra time won’t hurt when it comes to fixing those bugs that have been hard to nail down, getting the localisation just right, and adding additional polish to help it shine. We all know those little details make a big difference.
Three Kingdoms will still use Steam, meaning that Australians will be able to play the game from May 24. Until then, Creative Assembly have released a bunch of feature videos showing off various heroes, changes to diplomacy, and the stylised campaign maps and menus, which are a massive upgrade from previous Total War games.
Dear developers: more ink blots for menu backgrounds, thanks.