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The next game in the excellent Total War franchise, A Total War Saga: Troy, is going to be completely free to all on release day via the Epic Games Store, publisher Sega and developer Creative Assembly have announced. Oh, and it's going to be a timed exclusive to the Epic Games Store, too.
Writing in a joint press release, the studios announced that the upcoming turn-based strategy game would launch as a timed exclusive to the platform on August 13th, where for 24 hours fans will be able to pick the game up free of charge. Sega's Chief Studio Officer Tim Heaton said: "Thanks to Epic, we're able to offer a Total War title for free on its launch day. It's a hugely exciting thing for us to be able to do for our players."
"Not only does this mean we can bring the tales and legends of TROY to a wider audience through Epic's massive platform" he continued, "but it also means new players will get to try Total War for the first time, experiencing the unique gameplay that the series is famous for."
For those hoping to snag the game on a platform other than the Epic Store, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that it will be available on other PC platforms like Steam. The bad news is that the timed exclusivity means it won't be available until August 2021.
A Total War Saga: Troy sees players battling it out in the Trojan War during the Bronze Age as legendary characters like Achilles and Hector, to either save the ancient city of Troy, or raze it to the ground. It's not known whether the likes of Brad Pitt, Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom have lent their likenesses to the game, but one can live in hope.
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