Total War is getting a Viking-inspired spin-off next year

The first of the Total War Sagas, Thrones of Britannia, will be released next year. It focuses on the years following the Viking Invasion of Britain in 866 AD.

The campaign itself begins in 878 AD, as Norse invaders construct settlements in the lands they once pillaged, while various Anglo-Saxon kings either stand defiant or give in to their demands. The most notable of these monarchs is King Alfred, who is famous for being very good at fighting Vikings.

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