Total War: Pharaoh is the next installment in the award-winning strategy franchise, coming in October.
Over the weekend, a listing for the game appeared on the official website many think that this will be the name of the saga.
The events take place during the collapse of the Bronze Age in Egypt, when the pharaoh is dead, his people along with Canaan, and the Hittite Empire wants a new leader, and you happen to be the one.
As the leader of these great nations, you will have to overcome societal collapse, face natural disasters and fight to protect your people from invaders.
With eight faction leaders to choose from across three hubs with unique play styles, you’ll have a nice array of deadly and diverse unit lists. Choose from the Egyptian center of Ramesses, Seti, Tausret or Amenmesse; from the Canaanite hub you can choose Bay or Irsu; and the Hittite center contains Curuntus and Suppilulium.
In the game, you can become a fearless general, a diplomat, or a battle-hardened unyielding general. Take your pick and leave your mark on history.
Ancient Egypt at the height of its power has been recreated from the fertile banks of the Nile to the waterless deserts of the Sinai Peninsula and mountainous ancient Anatolia.
These biomes come with weather that you will have to overcome along with enemy armies. You and your soldiers will deal with sudden and dramatic thunderstorms and sandstorms that can change the course of battle by affecting the surrounding terrain. Fire is also an enemy, as battlefields can become engulfed in flames and spread to forests and settlements.
Pharaoh has a new campaign customization feature so no two campaigns look the same. It comes with an extensive set of campaign options, such as random starting positions for all factions, detailed resource customization, the ability to add natural disasters, and more.
Total War: Pharaoh is available for pre-order in October. Pre-ordering will give you access to early adopter bonuses, including the chance to participate in Early Access Weekend. You’ll also get Avatar of the Gods and Heart of Shardana skin packs. These contain a unique skin for each faction leader (eight in total) and Sherden clothing for the guard units respectively.
The game will be available on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. You can play in two-player co-op and head-to-head, with users of both services able to cross-play.
Three versions will be available at launch: the base game for $49.99 / $59.99 / €59.99; Deluxe Edition for £61.17 / $72.87 / €72.87; and the Dynasty Edition will cost £77.96 / $91.46 / €91.46.
The Deluxe Edition includes the base game and DLC Faction Pack one along with the digital soundtrack. The Dynasty Edition contains the same content as DLC Faction Packs 2-3 and the Campaign Pack DLC.
The DLC packs will be released as part of a content roadmap that will be detailed at a later date. The game will also be available for Mac after the PC release.