A Total War Saga: Troy is releasing on Steam on September 2, 2021, and to accompany it on the same day is the new DLC A Total War Saga: Troy - Mythos, which is the largest update that the game has seen so far. The new update will bring new game modes, systems reworks, and a new campaign game mode that will add mythical monsters, quests to capture them, divine powers, and more to the ancient world.
As seen in the trailer, there are a lot of mythical creatures, people, and gods that can be utilized in some form or another. For interest, the Lernean Hydra, the Griffin Patriarch, and the Cerberus all await players that are brave enough to try and harness them for their own ends. If you can do such a thing, then you'll be able to unlock "legions of followers, special abilities, and new gameplay opportunities."
There's also a Divine Will system that will allow players to control thunderbolts from Zeus or the waves of Poseidon, so if your water-loving friend chooses a water map you can prepare yourself for the flood that is surely coming.
There's also a free update coming alongside the game, and in it, the supply line system will be reworked. It's called Administration Burden, and for each Hero, unit, and settlement there's a defined amount of Administration Burden that will have different amounts based on the tier. It depends on how strong the unit/tier is for the Administration Burden involved. Heroes will have a cost for instance, while Epic Heroes for instance.
You know what doesn't have a cost though? The Historical Mode that's part of the free update of course! Read the deets below:
A Total War Saga: Troy - Mythos Historical Mode announced
For those that aren't into this mythical jazz, there's also a new dedicated mode called Historical Mode, which will replace all the mythical stuff with more realistic stuff. There aren't many details, but it appears this will also remove or adjust things that were less historically accurate in the base game as that mixed myth and reality. All we know so far is that the Historical mode won't allow all of the fantastical beasties and other nonsense in the game, which makes sense.
If you'd like to buy A Total War Saga: Troy and A Total War Saga: Troy - Mythos, you can check them out on Steam here. There's also a FAQ available, as well as a Steam release FAQ for anyone confused, because yes, Troy came out on the Epic Games Store for free last year (well for 24 hours it was free).