Total War: Pharaoh, the next installment in the long-running strategy game, has been confirmed by Sega and Creative Assembly, with a PC release date of October 2023.
In Total War: Pharaoh, players will experience the chaotic Egyptian New Kingdom era, where three huge civilizations are vying for existence in the wake of the Bronze Age’s demise.
“There are few periods more iconic than Ancient Egypt,” said game director Todor Nikolov. “Fraught with political intrigue, cataclysmic events, and grand war campaigns, it’s the perfect setting for a Total War title.”
“As Pharaoh, you must save Egypt from the cusp of destruction and guide your people through the calamitous Bronze Age collapse. It is up to you to either survive or fade into history.”
The reveal trailer shows an exciting fight between a dung beetle and a pile of dung that the beetle is pushing across the desert. That is until an arrow pierces the prized sphere of doo-doo and sends the beetle flying. The beetle lands in the hands of a brave military leader, who then looks out over a battlefield.
The official account of Total War confirmed the release by sharing a post on Twitter:-
Can you stand against the collapse of a civilisation?
Immerse yourself in ancient Egypt at the zenith of its power and experience the events that threaten its destruction in Total War: PHARAOH – coming October 2023.
Pre-order now: https://t.co/SbD0Xw4EEB pic.twitter.com/4FjtnnHyCH
— Total War (@totalwar) May 23, 2023
Groups led by Ramesses, Seti, Tausret, and Amenmesse in Egypt; Bay and Irsu in Canaan; and Kurunta and Suppiluliuma in Hittite rule are all examples.
However, players must also deal with constantly fluctuating battlefields, such as sandstorms, thunderstorms, burning woods, and so on, in addition to opposing forces.
Campaign Customization is new to the Total War series and is included in Total War: Pharaoh to make each playthrough’s victories utterly different from the last.
Players can change the resource settings, increase the likelihood of natural catastrophes, randomize the beginning placements of all sides, and more.
In addition to the Avatar of the Gods Cosmetic Pack and the Heart of the Shardana Cosmetic Pack, those who preorder Total War: Pharaoh will have access to an Early Access weekend (though no date has been specified yet).
The standard edition of the game will set you back $59.99, the Deluxe Edition will set you back $72.87 and include the digital music and the DLC Faction Pack 1, and the Dynasty Edition will set you back $91.46 and have the digital soundtrack, all three DLC Faction Packs, and the DLC Campaign Pack.