Artistic Meeting has introduced Whole Battle: Pharaoh — an Historical Egyptian entry within the Whole Battle technique sequence that’s set to launch later this yr.
Deliberate to launch for PC in October 2023, Whole Battle: Pharaoh might be set in Historical Egypt, the place factions will combat to outlive the Bronze Age Collapse — a time period in twelfth century BC that noticed plenty of civilisations across the Mediterranean collapse.
As with different Whole Battle video games, Pharaoh will process gamers with increase their empire on a turn-based marketing campaign map whereas dropping into real-time technique (RTS) battles to regulate their armies on the battlefield.
Nonetheless, one notable distinction would be the look of “sudden and dramatic shifts in climate”, which is able to see the likes of sandstorms and thunderstorms that may bodily change the terrain of a battlefield.
At launch, eight factions, drawn from three cultures — Egyptian, Canaanite, and Hittite —might be obtainable, and can compete to have their ruler named Pharaoh. Moreover, plenty of downloadable content material (DLC) factions are deliberate to launch following the discharge of Pharaoh. You’ll be able to try the bottom launch packs beneath.
- Egyptian: Ramesses, Seti, Tausret, Amenmesse
- Canaanite: Bay, Isru
- Hittite: Kurunta, Suppiluliuma
The sport is being directed by Todor Nikolov, who lately served as a lead recreation designer on A Whole Battle Saga: Troy.
On Pharaoh’s setting, Nikolov shared that “there are few durations extra iconic than Historical Egypt; fraught with political intrigue, cataclysmic occasions and grand conflict campaigns,” and mentioned it was the “good setting for a Whole Battle title”.
Pharaoh will mark the sequence’ first mainline historic recreation since Three Kingdoms launched in 2019, although a mixture of smaller Saga-branded titles have been launched since then. Nonetheless, Artistic Meeting has additionally discovered success within the fantasy realm with its Whole Battle: Warhammer trilogy, with the newest recreation within the sequence receiving a five-star evaluation from NME.
Earlier within the yr, Artistic Meeting opened a brand new studio in Newcastle, the place it’s presently engaged on an unannounced challenge.