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A Total War Saga: Troy is free to keep on the Epic Games Store for the next 24 hours

Experience the legendary Trojan War with the next instalment in Total War franchise, Total War Saga: Troy. And if you are quick enough, you can claim the game for free today!
A Total War Saga: Troy is free to keep on the Epic Games Store for the next 24 hours

A Total War Saga: Troy has launched today and it will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year, after which it will be available on Steam as well (August 2021).

The game's price is 50$ but today (13th August) Troy will be free to claim on the Epic Games Store for 24 hours. The free offer ends tomorrow (14th August) at 3 PM CET.

A Total War Saga: Troy is a second game in the Total War series which uses the "Saga" moniker. The first one is Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia.

The "Saga" name addition has retroactively been applied to The Fall of the Samurai standalone expansion for Total War: Shogun 2 from 2012.

A Total War Saga: Troy free
(Picture: Creative Assembly)

It is to be the first Total War game set in the Bronze Age and it is focused on the legendary 20-year conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and Mycenaean Greece, now known as the Trojan War.

The game will explore this epic conflict from both the Greek and Trojan perspectives. Players will be able to play as one of eight famed Heroes, equipped with special abilities, weapons, units and strategic positions on the map.

"Thanks to Epic, we're able to offer a Total War title for free on its launch day. It's a hugely exciting thing for us to be able to do for our players," Sega Europe Chief Studios Officer Tim Heaton said. 

"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."

A Total War Saga: Troy free
(Picture: Creative Assembly)

The Total War series launched in June 2000 with Shogun: Total War and has sold over 25 million units. Total War: Warhammer (1&2) and Total War: Three Kingdoms, the latest games in the series, are a huge success and are praised both from critics and admiring fans. 

Unlike them, Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia has received mixed reviews, and some fans are already speculating that this move to give Troy for free might mean that developers have no confidence in Troy at all, but that remains to be seen.