A new trailer for Total War: Thrones of Britannia reveals the first playable faction leader – Alfred the Great! His victory at the Battle of Edington in 878 AD marks the starting point of the player’s historical journey.
More details have also been revealed about the gameplay of Total War: Thrones of Britannia via a press release:
Like Alfred, each playable faction leader will face a series of unique events and branching dilemmas based on historical events. The choices made will have far-reaching and impactful consequences allowing players to write their own story and re-write history.
Players can attempt to achieve victory in a number of ways: by aggressively expanding through force of arms, by increasing their faction’s fame through construction, advanced technology and influence, and by completing a series of unique objectives based on their chosen faction’s history. A final, ultimate victory condition can also be aimed for, presenting the player with a unique and significant late-game challenge.