Today Creative Assembly and Sega released a brand new and interesting video of the upcoming strategy game Total War: Pharaoh.
We get to see how the game's new tech lets you set everything on fire, including grass, forests, buildings, cities, and siege equipment. Everything can burn. For instance, if enemies are hiding in a forest you can burn it down, inflicting casualties and removing their ability to hide.
Of course, fire is unpredictable, so it may very well back... fire... Yes. I made an incredibly clever pun.
Another new feature is stances, including advance, hold, reckless advance, spear wall, and more. This is intended to provide the player with deeper tactical depth. Of course, not all units will have all the stances available, and more elite units will be able to execute more stances.
An armor degradation system has been implemented, with certain weapons able to damage certain kinds of armor easier.
Speaking of armor, you can customize the bodyguard of your general changing their equipment including armor and weapons, and even chariots.
You can watch the video below.
Total War: Pharaoh will release exclusively for PC on Steam and Epic Games Store in October 2023. A specific release date has not been shared just yet. If you'd like to see more, you can enjoy the original reveal, the first gameplay, a recent development diary, another video about the Egyptian factions, one about weather, chariots, and more, and one focusing on the Canaanite factions.
If you prefer a less historical setting, an extensive roadmap for updates for Total War: Warhammer 3 has been revealed a few weeks ago. While Pharaoh will be released this year, Creative Assembly still intends to continue supporting its popular rendition of Games Workshop's fantasy IP for a long time, well into 2024 and even beyond.