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It’ll be all-out war in the ancient sands of Egypt next month, as Total War: Pharaoh launches on PC

Gaze upon the map of a once-proud empire, in this new trailer for Total War: Pharaoh, as the title heads towards launch.

An apocalypse on the horizon

Alert the scribes, two pieces of news arrive this day for Sega and Creative Assembly’s Total War: Pharaoh. First, the real-time strategy war-game has a brand new trailer, one that showcases the factions that will be vying for power in the vacuum created by the failing health of Pharaoh Merneptah.

Total War: PHARAOH is the next instalment in the award-winning strategy game franchise from Creative Assembly. Within it, players will immerse themselves within the turbulent events of the Egyptian New Kingdom period where they’ll determine the fate of three great cultures – the Egyptians, the Hittites, and the Canaanites – as they fight for survival amid the cataclysmic Bronze Age collapse.

Sega press release

As you can see there, the new trailer reveals more than just a ton of in-game action. Sega has also finally announced the launch date for the PC title, which will be October 11th. Additionally, there’ll also be a special physical release, which will be in Europe only. Look for that on October 23rd. But while that’s the actual launch, there’s a way to play a little earlier.

Fans who pre-order the title will be able to get in on some bonuses with the Avatar of the Gods Cosmetic Pack, and the Heart of the Shardana Cosmetic pack. But aside from those, pre-ordering will also grant entry into an Early Access period that kicks off on the 29th of September. It’ll effectively be a tease of the final title, as Early Access only run through October 2nd, more than a week ahead of that 11th launch.

It also won’t be the full game, with only “prestigious Ramesses and the barbaric Irsu” ready for play. Through them however, series fans will be able to “wage war across 60 turns of strategic campaign gameplay with unlimited replays available within the timeframe.”

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