Originally launched in 2000, Total War has since gone on to become one of the most beloved historical strategy series ever made. Now, a new game is about to hit our computers. Curious about the Total War: Pharaoh release date? We have all the info on the new game that you might need.
Announced in May of 2023, the new title is going to bring back Total War to its classic historical setting. Before, we even had titles inspired to the Warhammer series, along with classic titles such as Rome and Troy.
This time, we're going back to ancient Egypt. Get your pyramids ready as we dive deep into all the info we have on Total War: Pharaoh, such as its release date and platforms.
When is the Total War: Pharaoh Release Date?
The new chapter in the Total War series is going to be released on October 11, 2023. The title is up for pre-purchase on all digital storefronts. As with previous titles in the series, Total War: Pharaoh is also going to be published by Sega, while being developed by Creative Assembly Sofia.
Upon launch, the game will also feature downloadable packs and DLCs to further enrich the gameplay experience.
Total War Pharaoh is going to be released on the following platforms:
So far, there haven't been any official announcements on any possible console ports for Total War Pharaoh.
In the original announcement trailer, we only saw a dramatic scene with pharaoh Ramesses III being left alone after a huge battle.
More of interest for players is one of the later trailers, released by Sega, which showcase the gameplay in more depth.
In this lengthy showcase, we are able to see more of the new gameplay details that Pharaoh is going to bring.
New Gameplay Features and Setting
Total War: Pharaoh takes place in the Bronze Age in Ancient Egypt, a setting which hasn't really been explored by previous games in the series. It's a time of turmoil for the Kingdom, as invaders from the sea bring about periods of political turmoil and hardship.
Pharaoh also brings some new gameplay features. Especially new to the series will be unit stance. Now units can be ordered to advance, fall back, or hold. When in the hold stance, units can also form a shield or spear wall. These tactics will no doubt prove to be quite useful when facing powerful enemy opponents.
Siege battles will also see new features, such as capture points. These are specific places that will give a boost to armies when captured, like morale or stamina boosts. This is much needed to overcome future difficult battles!