Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia’s Latest Trailer and Footage Paints Ireland Red

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Feb 23

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia has revealed its latest historical leader, and a bit about how the battle for Irish supremacy will play out in the game. The leader is Flann Sinna, one of the legendary High Kings of Ireland. Check out a rather badass cinematic trailer for Sinna, below.

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“There are multiple routes to a glorious victory in Thrones of Britannia. For Flann Sinna, King of the Gaelic Kingdom of Mide (and later High King of Ireland), there is one that is truly coveted – uniting his Irish homeland into a new, greater kingdom. To realize his ambition Flann plots a dangerous alliance with the nearby Viking factions, a gamble which may not pay off.”

Different kingdoms have different victory conditions in Thrones of Britannia, and the goal of Mide under Flann Sinna is to unify Ireland by ruling over five vassals, while retaining control of your home kingdom. Of course, doing so will require careful plotting and decision making. Creative Assembly have provided the following playthrough of the Kingdom of Mide campaign.

Thrones of Britannia is the first game in the Total War Saga spin-off series, which will tackle more specific points in history, rather than the vast eras the series has dealt with in the past. The games will also focus more heavily on narrative and player choice than past Total War titles. Thrones of Britannia, in particular, takes place in 878 AD as Britain recovers from years of Viking invasions and Norse, English, Scottish, and Irish factions vie for control of the islands. Creative Assembly are promising their most detailed campaign map ever, covering the entire British Isles.

2018 is a particularly busy year for the Total War franchise. In addition to Thrones of Britannia, we’re also getting Total War: Three Kingdoms and a new expansion for Total War: Rome II was just released. Armchair generals have their work cut out for them.

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Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia marches onto PC on April 19.