One of the most promising entries in SEGA’s historical strategy franchise finally arrives on PC.
By Jason Venter | @jasonventer | 2-18-2015 | 12:00PM
If you are the sort of person who is inclined to believe historians, then you probably accepted a long time ago that Attila the Hun was not a nice guy. Okay, fine. His villainy is certainly no reason to refuse him top billing in a new video game, and the team at Creative Assembly must have realized as much. Accordingly, the next title in the Total War series is called Total War: Attila, and it features the warmongering general.
“The Dark Ages approach,” wrote a SEGA PR person in today’s press release. “A time of famine, disease and war, where refugees in their thousands flee from a sweeping tide of destruction and death. Desperate barbaric tribes rally against the ailing might of a dying and divided Roman empire; the light of civilization gutters and dims. In the great steppes of Scythia, a vast and terrifying force gathers, led by a warrior king whose thirst for conquest is utterly unequalled.”
“In the next installment of the multi award-winning Total War series of strategy games,” adds today’s press release, “Total War: ATTILA introduces exciting new gameplay mechanics which improve and add to numerous core turn-based and real-time Total War systems.”
SEGA is calling the resulting concoction “survival strategy.” We’ve embedded a brief trailer in case you’d like to catch a glimpse of everything in motion. The footage mostly shows what you’d expect: a lot of soldiers, horses and close-quarters combat, with corpses lying about as flames and smoke rise in the distance.
Total War: Attila is available now for PC and Mac, with an MSRP of $49.99.