Total War: Pharaoh promises to treat fans to a more grounded historical entry in the series, having quite a bit to look forward to, especially for those eager to delve into a new setting and explore a new campaign map.
Although developer Creative Assembly revisits the late Bronze Age in Total War: Pharaoh, after letting us first experience it in Troy, it opts to close in on a different part of the world this time around, following the struggles of different protagonists.
Total War: Pharaoh Setting and Campaign Map
More specifically, Total War: Pharaoh's setting revolves around the Egyptian New Kingdom period, putting players at the center of the turmoil that marked it.
As Pharaoh Merneptah's life approaches its end, we get to control one of several faction leaders looking to establish themselves as the dominant force in the region.
Total War: Pharaoh's campaign map stretches across three regions – Egypt, Canaan, and Anatolia. These distinct areas host a variety of biomes and terrain that we'll see both when managing our kingdoms and battling enemies.
These regions are inhabited by three different cultures, and we'll be able to lead all of them to victory at launch.
The title's economy revolves around several resources which are more likely to be produced in geographically-appropriate areas.
As an example, you'll find wood more abundant in the thick forests of Anatolia, while food can more easily be produced in and obtained from settlements along the banks of the Nile.
The province mechanic of recent Total War titles returns, being comprised of multiple settlements. In addition, territories now have slots that can house Outposts, introducing another layer of structures to construct.
That is what we know so far about Total War: Pharaoh's campaign map and setting.
You can get a better look at Total War: Pharaoh's campaign map in the flyover video embedded below and check out our second hands-on preview for impressions after playing the first 50 turns as Ramesses.
Keep updated on the latest Gaming News by following GameWatcher on, checking out our videos on , or by giving us a like on .