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Creative Assembly’s Total War: Three Kingdoms sold one million copies within a week of its release, making it the fastest-selling title in the franchise’s near 20-year history, according to publisher Sega.
The Total War series launched in June 2000 with Shogun: Total War. Sega said it had sold over 25 million units, and had over 1.2 million active monthly players, prior to the release of Three Kingdoms on May 23.
It also said Three Kingdoms, which centres on the power struggles between the warlords of 2nd-century China, was the most pre-ordered Total War game to date.
Earlier this month, Creative Assembly outlined plans for Three Kingdoms post-release support and DLC.
“We’re taking a slightly different approach to DLC for TW3K; based both on the exciting opportunities the Romance of the Three Kingdoms source material offers us and the preference we know players have for larger DLCs which adds considerable new replay,” it said.
“What you’ll see initially for TW3K DLC are what we are calling ‘Chapter Packs’. We’ll be taking notable chapters from Romance and creating new start positions that reflect their events. Adding a cast of new and familiar characters, features and objectives each time, that exemplify that chapter and the thrilling stories it tells.”
Creative Assembly added: “In terms of ‘size’ of content, you can expect a Chapter Pack to be somewhere between a Culture Pack and a Campaign Pack. There will be a serious clutch of new playable factions and a raft of new mechanics to get to grips with in each, while you’ll be playing across all of China.
“Our hope is that, eventually, when you start a fresh campaign you’ll get to decide where in the epic tale of the Three Kingdoms you want to dive in. Picking from a range of exciting scenarios and challenges that reflect some of the most remarkable legends ever told.”