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Total War: Arena relaunches in China, western release under consideration

Published: 13:16, 23 September 2020
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NetEase have today officially relaunched Total War: Arena in China with seven brand new maps in addition to the original five. A western release is still under consideration.

Total War: Arena, a free-to-play title from Chinese gaming giant NetEase is available once again. The game has officially been relaunched in China with seven brand new maps, plus the original five. Once again, you'll be able to battle on iconic locations like Hadrian's Wall, Marathon and The Rubicon.

Sadly for western players, the game still won't launch globally but the good news is that NetEase are still considering this. The English version is still available if you want to play it though, all you have to do is head to the game's installation folder and find data folder and then change the name of the Chinese language pack "local_cn.pack" to English. Pretty simple solution and one that many players will certainly appreciate. 

In case you are not familiar with Total War: Arena, the game offers PvE and PvP modes for up to 20 players with more than 20,000 units battling on a total of 12 different maps. The game requires serious strategy and tactics in order to achieve victory. 

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The Chinese launch version includes four popular Total War factions - Rome, Greece, Barbarians and Carthage - each with their own unique leader, competing in a historical timeline starting from the Hellenistic era (B.C. 499) through to the Three Kingdoms period in China (A.D. 280).

Total War: Arena is available on PC. 

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