Creative Assembly have revealed that their iconic strategy game Total War: Three Kingdoms is getting a new arcade mode called Dynasty and the Eight Princess Chapter Pack DLC, both of which will be arriving on Thursday, 08 August 2019.
Dynasty Mode is described as a horde-style arcade mode for Total War: Three Kingdoms, where players get three heroes and see how many waves of enemy units they can fend off.
Creative Assembly developed the mode in partnership with Intel, and it's said to "take extra advantage of your hardware to render larger and larger unit sizes depending on your PC's spec."
Total War: Three Kingdoms' new mode encourages players to seek the best team compositions, where synergies will work to prolong their armies' life in the field.
Dynasty Mode can be played solo, or up with three other players in co-op, and we're confident Creative Assembly will put everything they've learned with Total War: Arena to good use here.
"Characters are legendarily powerful, far more so than in Romance Mode, while troops are weaker – in fact, they will fall to a single blow. Characters also have powerful new abilities with which to heal each other or fell ranks of troops at a stroke, and gain upgrades to spend between waves on further skills", the dev wrote.
Players will find that the waves of enemies grow in strength and size, with every third wave including juiced up enemies. Note that slaying them earns you extra upgrades.
Total War: Three Kingdoms will award you points each time you damage a unit in Dynasty Mode, when you kill or force a unit into retreat, or at the end of a wave.
Every slain unit is worth 1,000 points, but you can get up to 20 times that size after the wave, depending on how quickly you finish it.
Creative Assembly said their cooperation with Intel was so as to take advantage of their multi-core CPUs, but they said you'll see the biggest frame rate gains on six and eight-core CPUs.