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Total War: Three Kingdoms post-launch support to come in chapters

Creative Assembly
Two men in Chines imperial clothing from Total War: Three Kingdoms
Total War: Three Kingdoms

With two more days left until the official launch of Total War: Three Kingdoms, Creative Assembly have posted a plan of post-launch support, with updates, free content and DLC, starting with the Yellow Turbands early adopter bonus.

The dev wrote that the Yellow Turbans bonus is done and dusted and Creative Assembly are already hard at work on the post-launch content. 

Total War: Three Kingdoms will be doing something different this time though, as the content will be "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" opportunities.

So, the game's DLC will arrive in what Creative Assembly calls Chapter Packs, which are based on notable chapters from Luo Guanzhong's Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a heavily romanticised historical novel that documented the period.

What this means is new start positions, a cast of new and familiar characters as villains or heroes, features and objectives, all of which will reflect the events in the aforementioned novel.

"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", the dev wrote.

Shortly after launch, Total War: Three Kingdoms will also get an Assembly Kit, which means it'll have a bunch of modding opportunities.

In fact, Creative Assembly are quite excited over the game's modding capabilities, as they've already completed beta testing of the feature, but there's plenty of work to be done before then, of course.

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Pre-load of Total War: Three Kingdoms is already available, so if you're planning to play right at launch, you might want to download it before the game officially unlocks, which is slated for Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 8am BST.

You can find Creative Assembly's post-launch support plan post here.