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Total War: Arena Relaunches in China With 7 New Maps

Western release not ruled out

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Total War: Arena is relaunching in China and bringing seven new maps with it.

Exclusively for the Chinese launch, Total War: Arena adds seven iconic battlefields to the original five, as per the accompanying press release. With that in mind, developer Creative Assembly and publisher NetEase anounced the release of their competitive online strategy game Total War: Arena in China. The game features intense historic 10v10 battles featuring some of the greatest commanders of all time based on their historical backgrounds and other titles from the Total War franchise.

Major Chinese gaming company NetEase, which acquired the exclusive publishing rights to the game, intends to gather insights and feedback to further refine and optimize Total War: Arena, with a later release in the rest of the world under consideration. That means a western release isn’t entirely ruled out.

If you’re unfamiliar with Total War: Arena, it offers PvE and PvP modes for up to 20 players with more than 20,000 units battling on 12 different maps with unique and complex terrain. 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).


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.