After wrapping up their Warhammer trilogy in essentially the most blockbuster method potential, Inventive Meeting have simply introduced a model new Whole Warfare sport based mostly on the stuff the sequence made its title on: precise human historical past. And this time we’re going again to historic Egypt.

The following sport is named Whole Warfare: Pharaoh, and is about in the course of the Bronze Age Collapse, a interval simply over 3000 years in the past that noticed the civilizations of the Close to East, North Africa and Europe have a very unhealthy time.

Right here’s the sport’s debut trailer:

Whole Warfare: PHARAOH – Announce Trailer

Since that’s extremely gentle on precise Whole Warfare particulars (and gameplay photographs/footage), we’ve acquired to go to the sport’s Steam web page (and this FAQ) for more information. Appears there will probably be eight leaders you possibly can select from, starting from Egyptians to Anatolians to Canaanites, in addition to customisable marketing campaign choices like the flexibility to randomise begin places.

Apparently, it seems that, regardless of the chance for some supernatural, Mummy-adjacent magic, this sport is taking part in it fully straight. That’s the primary time Whole Warfare has finished that in a lengthy time; the Warhammer video games have been clearly full of untamed shit, Troy leaned into mythology and even the final main historic launch, Three Kingdoms, had its justifiable share of the implausible.

That’s to not say that comparable results gained’t be current right here. As a substitute of getting magic change the texture of a battle, Pharaoh is introducing a extra dynamic climate system to the sport, the place as a substitute of battles happening below pre-determined circumstances issues can change wildly in the midst of an encounter, as one minute the solar is shining and the following you’re being minced in the midst of a sandstorm (the sport can even have dynamic fires that may burn down cities in city battles, and torrential storms as nicely).

One large query left unanswered by the sport’s reveal is…simply how large is it, precisely? The scheduling calls for of the sequence have meant that over the previous decade Whole Warfare improvement has been cut up between bigger, full-scale releases like Three Kingdoms and the Warhammer video games, whereas in between smaller titles like Troy and Thrones of Britannia have dropped.

Simply the place Pharaoh lies between these is a vital query, as a result of the latter video games—given the “Saga” branding to indicate they have been smaller titles—weren’t nice, and kinda poisoned that label as a promoting level. But this sport, regardless of launching with a full worth (it’s acquired an rrp of $60), appears… I dunno, smaller in scale than a full-bodied Whole Warfare could be? Particularly since there are solely three factions playable at launch (you possibly can select from 4 Egyptian leaders, two Hittites and two Canaanites).

We’ll discover out quickly sufficient; the sport is out in October on PC.