Total War: Three Kingdoms The fastest-selling entry in Creative Assembly’s strategy game series This is thanks in large part to its popularity in China, which sold 1 million copies in its first week. Depending on how pre-orders are going, Total War: Warhammer 3 You may repeat the trick.
While Steam topped Steam’s Best Global Sellers list when it was announced, Warhammer 3 fell like a game Valheim stepped into the past. Except for China. As noted before CenturionNami on the ResetEra forumEven in the face of such competition, Warhammer 3 remained number one in China Megahit is a local timeless tale.
The third game in the Creative Assembly trilogy will feature Cathy as one of its playable factions, Warhammer’s fictional version of China – just like Bretonia is fictional France (with King Arthur), and Kislev a kind of fictional Russia (only with Poland and a handful of other Slavic nations in the mix). While Cathy was an essential part of Warhammer’s table incarnation in its early releases, the Army roster has been filtered through the years, and it hasn’t been fully detailed since Warhammer Fantasy Battle 3rd Edition in 1987. There’s a lot more room to get creative with an idea.
The trailer for Total War: Warhammer 3 ends in Map of Cathy drawn by a Chinese fan and given to Creative Assembly as a gift. The reveal has clearly been well received among Chinese fans, as you can see in the edits to the ad Bilibili, The Chinese equivalent of YouTube. This includes several minutes of speculation about what the Cathian forces might have been like, And has a series of comments superimposed over the top in Bilibili’s “bulletproof” style, like a shooter in Hell. After the flood map was revealed Cathy Ohh Chinese text fills the screen with the familiar English phrase: “Shut up and take my money.”
Total War: Warhammer 3 is scheduled for release in late 2021 via Steam and the Epic Games Store. You probably don’t have to worry about being censored in China, as Total War: Warhammer 2 was released there quite well even with DLC featuring armies of skeletons. China is not censoring video game skeletons as much as you might think.