- Aug 25, 2020
A Total War Saga: Troy will be free on the Epic Games Store when it first launches later this year. Sega announced that its upcoming strategy game, A Total War Saga: Troy, will launch on August 13 exclusively on the Epic Games Store, where it will be free of charge for 24 hours. Anyone who claims the game during that period will be able to keep the game forever, with no charge. After that 24 hour period, the game will be available for purchase at its standard price. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=every-ign-total-war-review-ever&captions=true"] "Thanks to Epic, we're able to offer a Total War title for free on its launch day," Chief Studios Officer at Sega Europe Ltd, Tim Heaton, said. "It's a hugely exciting thing for us to be able to do for our players." A Total War Saga: Troy will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for a year. In August 2021, the game will be available "on other digital PC storefronts such as Steam." Heaton said this free offer is exciting because it gives players who haven't played a Total War game before the chance to dip their toes into the series for free. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/09/19/a-total-war-saga-troy-campaign-trailer"] "Not only does this mean that we can bring the tales and legends of Troy to a wide audience through Epic's massive platform, but it also means new players will get to try Total War for the first time, experiencing the unique gameplay that the series is famous for," Heaton said. Sega describes A Total War Saga: Troy as an "award-winning marriage of grand turn-based strategy and spectacular real-time battles." Players will play as Achilles, Hector, and others to defend or destroy the city of Troy during the historical Bronze-Age conflict. For more on the Total War series, read up on the announcement of Troy and where it sits with other games in the Total War series like Three Kingdoms. Check out our review of Total War: Three Kingdoms. While waiting for Troy to launch later this year, read about the lofty new ambitions the game sets for the series. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.