SEGA has announced that a staggering 7.5 million gamers snagged free copies of A Total War Saga: TROY on the Epic Games Store as part of a 24-hour promotion where it could be added to your account completely for free.
If you're not quite familiar with this game, check out the official trailer for A Total War Saga: TROY to get a feel for what they're going for here:
In A Total War Saga: TROY, players are getting something a little different than the usual experience. The entire game focuses on the legendary battles of the Trojan War, inspired by Homer's tale The Iliad.
Players can take on the role of one of eight iconic heroes from the classic story as they seek to build an empire and win victory using brilliant strategies in the finest Total War style. It's a winning formula that adds a significant level of depth to a franchise that already had a lot to offer. Now, 7.5 million gamers get to play it for free — an astonishing number that Creative Assembly didn't quite expect.
"We were optimistic but we couldn’t have predicted this level of excitement,” said Creative Assembly's Chief Product Officer Rob Bartholomew in a press release. "It's been incredible to work with Epic on giving this brand new release away for free. Now we get to welcome so many strategy players – new and old – to experience this incredible Saga. We’re very happy."
Can You Still Get A Total War Saga: TROY?
If you missed out on getting a free copy of A Total War Saga: TROY, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that the game is still very much available on the Epic Games Store. The bad news is that it's no longer free — you'll have to spend $49.99 or your regional equivalent to pick it up.
Still, this new Total War game should serve as a fine introduction to the gameplay mechanics as Creative Assembly expands to making games focuses on more specific conflicts like the Trojan War. If you missed out on getting it the first time around, it may be worth picking it up anyway.
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