Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia launches April 19

It’s a bit cheaper than normal

If you’ve somehow had your fill of Lizardmen and Dark Elves, Creative Assembly’s next Total War game is more grounded — and it’s not far off. Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia, which revolves around the Anglo-Saxons, Gaelic clans, Welsh tribes, and Viking settlers in 878 AD, releases April 19 on PC.

It’s a more focused game that hones in on a “critical moment in history” (hence the new “Total War Saga” titling), and that means a reduced price compared to the full-fledged installments. Thrones of Britannia will run $40. Pre-ordering will knock 10 percent off that price and Creative Assembly has pledged to donate 25 percent of its profits from pre-sales to the charity War Child UK.

As shown in this developer interview, the stylized 2D intro movies for the factions look great.

The studio is also planning a physical limited edition and has shared the system specs.

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7 64Bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 3.0Ghz
  • Memory: 5 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460 1GB | AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB | Intel HD4000 @720p
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 (8.1)/ 10 64Bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4570 3.20GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 4GB | AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB @1080p
  • Storage: 30 GB available space
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