Total War: Three Kingdoms had a very successful launch, many fans claiming it is the best installment to date. Fans will now be treated to a new expansion called The Eight Princes which takes place 100 years after Three Kingdoms. Many are excited, Chinese fans in particular, as the era the expansion takes places has not received much recognition from other games or even movies making this a new historical interactive story. The expansion has been advertised abundantly via tweets and a reveal trailer as of late. The Eight Princes will be released on August 8th, 2019.
In Three Kingdoms, the game begins in 190 AD, the Han dynasty is on the verge of collapse and the new emperor, Emperor Xian, enthroned at the age of eight, becomes manipulated over time by the tyrant Dong Zhuo, whose oppressive rule leads the dynasty astray. Warlords arise and begin to shift power all over China in an attempt to overthrow Dong Zhuo but gain prosperity for their land all the same. The Eight Princes takes place 100 years after this time and fans are excited to dive deep into the history of the Jin Dynasty. Games like Dynasty Warriors or historically based movies seem to have only touched the surface of this era. Each prince has his own set of specific campaign mechanics, adding a different approach and flavor to combat depending on which you choose. Also, instead of fulfilling the people’s needs you will be tasked to fulfill the nobilities needs to reach your goals more easily. Things that would normally go well with the people are different than nobility and you will need to relearn proper tactics to keep that rating high.
Eight figures stand to take control of a newly formed empire.
— Total War (@totalwar) July 25, 2019
Total War: Three Kingdoms The Eight Princes will bring a wide array of different tactics to explore as well as a unique historical story about the Jin Dynasty and it is available to everyone who has the original game on August 8th. You can pre-purchase it on Steam right now. There’s even a discount of 10% if you order it before the release date.