A Total War Saga: Troy is releasing on August 13, free for one day on the Epic Games Store

Total War Saga Troy
Total War Saga Troy (Image credit: Creative Assembly (screenshot))

What you need to know

  • Creative Assembly announced today that A Total War Saga: Troy is set to release on August 13, 2020.
  • The game will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year.
  • When it releases, it will be free to keep permanently for 24 hours.

A Total War Saga: Troy is the next Saga game in the long-running Total War franchise. These Saga games are smaller in scale, focusing on a particular critical timeframe in history. Today, the developers at Creative Assembly shared the news that A Total War Saga: Troy is aiming to release on August 13, exclusively on the Epic Games Store.

When it is released, it'll be free for one day. If you grab it in that time period, you'll get to keep it forever. It'll be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year. Creative Assembly also explained that this would not affect future Total War games, which may release on the Epic Games Store but will not be exclusive.

You can take a look at the in-engine trailer below, giving a run-down of the infamous events leading to the war between the Trojans and the Greeks.

In the meanwhile, if you're looking for something more fantasy-oriented, a new DLC pack has been released for Total War: Warhammer II, bringing impressive new units for the Greenskins and High Elves.

Total War: Warhammer III is likely the next game coming after A Total War Saga: Troy but there's been no official announcements made yet.

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  • Well that just saved me some money, thanks!
  • Screw Epic. Tim Sweeney is malicious and continues to drag Windows down by contributing to the fracturing of the games market into closed sub-ecosystems. First it was just Steam, then Origin, then UPlay, now Epic. GOG (DRM-Free) and the Microsoft Store (built into the OS) should be the ones getting all the love for making things better and easier for gamers instead of shareholders interested in vertical integration. This sucks, I was really looking forward to Troy but now I'll pass until it's available on all platforms.
  • If you're prepared to pass up on a free new release because of some irrational hatred of a store you get it from then that's your loss. And FYI nothing about the Microsoft Store is better for gamers. Nothing. Just look through the issues, yet again, with a new launch in Minecraft Dungeons.
  • Gog isn't even trying to compete with the regional pricing offered by steam epic and the Microsoft store here in Turkey
  • Giving out the game for free on launch day is a great thing