Creative Assembly is back with another Total War title. This time, Attila the Hun takes the spotlight. Your task will be to build up your defenses to hold back Attila and his horde. Or, you can watch the world burn around you as you carve out your own empire.

“The Scourge of God is coming. Your world will burn,” teases the Total War official page.

It looks like fire will play a major role in Total War: Attila with the introduction of the raze mechanic. Set entire cities and regions ablaze to terrify your enemies.

Here’s how Janos Gaspar, project lead on Attila, describes the title.

“With Total War: ATTILA we will create a Total War game that will challenge and enthrall fans of the series.”

“We’re reintroducing some features that fans have been asking for, such as family trees and skill trees, and improving many of the core aspects of Total War we know are important to them. But to really bring the period to life, we’re building on these foundations with many new strategic features for them to consider, such as advanced street-fighting, civilians, complete settlement destruction and dynamic fire that can rage across a city as armies clash. We want to push players to the limits of their skill to survive against the odds, and to love every minute of it.”

Want to try your hand at defending the Western Roman Empire? You’ll start with a large number of territories, but political in-fighting and external threats will pressure you from the outset.

The Total War series is an incredibly popular franchise on PC. It consistently ranks in the top 10 Steam games played. Sega and Creative Assembly are celebrating the announcement of Total War: Attila with a weekend deal on Steam. All Total War games except Rome II – Emperor Edition will be 75% off for the next few days.

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Creative Assembly’s biggest challenge will be getting everything running smoothly on launch day.

Here’s some Total War: Attila gameplay shown during today’s livestream. Total War: Attila is coming in 2015.

Campaign Gameplay

Battle Gameplay

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