Alfred the Great is First Playable Faction Leader of Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia’s revealed its first playable faction leader in a brand new in-engine trailer today. Available to watch below, the trailer focuses on Alfred the Great and his motivations for confronting Britain’s Viking invaders in the 878 Battle of Edington. It is here, with freshly-won victory on his mind, that players will take up the story of Alfred and either lead him to his historical conclusion or deviate wildly from his known path should they choose to do so.

Creative Assembly also revealed various conditions for victory that players can pursue. There is of course the traditional victory through military might, but players can also attempt to subdue their competition by gaining fame in terms of construction, advanced technology and influence or through completing unique objectives based upon their faction’s history. There’s also an option for ultimate victory, which will offer those who pursue it a “unique and significant late-game challenge.”

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is currently set to release for PC sometime in 2018. Those interested in learning more about the game can find more information on its Steam page.