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Total War Saga is heading to Troy, according to a trademark application

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Creative Assembly is gearing up for another Total War Saga, by the looks of things, and this time we'll be joining the Greeks and Trojans as they beat each other up over Helen. Total War's heading to Troy. 

A trademark application filed in July and published in August (cheers, Reddit) gave the game away, though neither Creative Assembly or publisher Sega have announced the latest Saga. 

If you're not au fait, Total War Sagas focus on specific conflicts and smaller time-frames than the main series, with the first taking us to the the British Isles during the era of Alfred the Great. Thrones of Britannia made some bold changes, but AI issues and a boring end-game made it hard to recommend over Warhammer 2 and, now, Three Kingdoms. 

Creative Assembly said a new Saga was in development back in March, so we've been expecting its appearance. The mythological setting might come as a bit of a surprise, though. Warhammer aside, it's a historical series, but what we know about the Trojan War largely comes from Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, full of larger than life heroes and meddling gods. 

In a post-Three Kingdoms series, however, it makes a lot more sense. Its Romance mode similarly took liberties with history, turning its warlords into superhuman warriors. Like The Iliad, Romance of the Three Kingdoms injects legends and myths into its narrative, giving Creative Assembly an opportunity to merge history and fantasy. 

Three Kingdoms' hero system seems like a perfect fit for the Trojan War, where heroes like Achilles and Ajax led Greek soldiers in their war with the Trojans. They all possess superhuman qualities and divine legacies, making them pretty handy in a fight. Just remember to give Achilles some thick boots. 

Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long. He thinks labradoodles are the best dogs but doesn't get to write about them much.