The Creative Assembly has taken the wraps of its eagerly anticipated next title in the Total War series of real time strategy titles, Total War: Attila. War, famine and disease has gripped the world and a new power is rising in the far East. Attila has a million horsemen by his side and his sights set on Rome's destruction.
In Total War: Attila players are thrust back to 395 AD at the very dawn of the Dark Ages, in a epic fight between the Roman Empire and the Barbarian hordes. Featuring overhauled game mechanics and improved visual fidelity, Total War Attila is set to be the most in-depth Total War title yet.
“How far will you go to survive?” write The Creative Assembly. “Will you sweep oppression from the world and carve out a barbarian or Eastern kingdom of your own? Or will you brace against the coming storm as the last remnants of the Roman Empire, in the ultimate survival-strategy challenge?”
For those with a hellish bent, Attila Total War now features the ability to wield the power of fire in battle, setting buildings ablaze or wiping entire townscapes and regions off the face the map in a single fell swoop. This is aided improvements and optimisations to both the campaign and battle visuals seen in Total War: Rome II, with never-before-seen scale and improved graphical performance.
While specifics aren’t available, The Creative Assembly claim the game mechanics have been overhauled from the ground up. The core gameplay and the UI have been modified and optimised while everything from politics to civic management and technological progression has been tweaked.
For those wanted to take on the might of Attila himself, players can take control of the powerful Western Roman Empire with huge swathes of land under your dominion. There’s a caveat though, and that is an Empire weakened by political in-fighting that you must battle to keep together.
Total War: Attila is scheduled to release in February 2015 exclusively on PC. What do you think of the new Total War, is it everything you were hoping for? Does the Attila theme differ enough from Rome II or were you hoping for something a little more spectacular? Let us know!