Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia releases next month on PC, and GameSpot got a chance to try out 30 minutes of the game. In the video above, you can see our resident Welshman Dave Jewitt gather his troops and skirmish with the English forces on beautiful snowy and grassy landscapes. As you can see, the game follows the familiar combat dynamics of the Total War series, and as Dave plays through the demo, you get to see the campaign map, showing divided Britain at a very tumultuous time in its history.
Dave played as Gwined, the Kingdom of Wales, but players will be able to play as multiple Gaelic, Anglo-Saxon, and Viking factions vying for control. Thrones of Britannia will release on April 19, and will cost $40 / £30 (a lower price point than most other Total War games). The game is currently available at 10% off for anyone who pre-orders.
The game has been revealed as the first installment in Creative Assembly's new Total War Saga brand, which will feature spin-offs that span a couple hundred years and focus on key flash points, rather than longer periods the series is known for. Despite the shorter time periods, the games will retain familiar gameplay mechanics like Faction Politics, War Fervour, and Diplomacy.
For more on the Total War series, check out our video on the history of Total War, and for more details check out our full coverage of Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia including minimum and recommended system requirements.