Total War: Three Kingdoms reveals playable Dong Zhuo in its latest trailer

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The latest trailer from Total War: Three Kingdoms (opens in new tab) reveals its 12th playable faction, led by the ambitious and brutal Dong Zhuo.

The two-minute trailer, which you can watch above, gives us a glimpse at Dong Zhuo who rules by spreading fear and intimidation. He appears to leave most of the killing to his adopted son, Lü Bu—who just happens to be the greatest warrior in the land—making them a formidable duo that you really wouldn't want to mess with. Dong Zhou will appear as a playable faction once you defeat his army in battle or reach the rank of Emperor in the campaign.

Total War: Three Kingdoms was first announced (opens in new tab) early last year and since then, we've had plenty of details of what we can expect. Dong Zhou will join other playable faction leaders including Cao Cao (opens in new tab) and Zheng Jiang (opens in new tab) and an overhauled diplomacy system (opens in new tab) has been detailed. Last month we were treated to a trailer showcasing how spycraft will work (opens in new tab), allowing you to plant spies in enemy factions to gather information or cause dissent. And if that's not enough for you, feel free to check out everything we know about the game right here (opens in new tab).

Total War: Three Kingdoms is set for release on March 7. We have spent several hours as Dong Zhuo in the latest issue of PC Gamer (opens in new tab). Here he is, tyrannising our cover.

Sarah James
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Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.