A smaller, more focused series of games.

Total War Saga series was announced back in July and were to be “focus on a specific point in history”, as opposed to the usual large scope of the games.

The first of these is Thrones of Britannia. Take a look:

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The will be set in 878AD on the British Isles with “the Norse warlords are firmly established,” so says publisher Sega, “but the ambitious kings of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have aspirations of their own—not least the great King Alfred of Wessex.”

Series director Mike Simpson comments on the specifics of the new series:

“Unlike our era-spanning titles, we’re putting defined geographical areas under the microscope, building super-detailed campaign maps with a strong cultural focus and flavor that players can dive into. This will complement our broader-scope titles perfectly.”

Thrones of Britannia are set to arrive sometime in 2018.