We’ve previously mentioned the announcement of A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia. It’s a new approach by Creative Assembly to focus on a particular area in more detail, rather than covering an entire region and time period. And the first of the Saga games will cover the British Isles in 878AD, which comes after the Viking Great Heathen Army has invaded and Alfred the Great has become the King of Wessex. And now here’s an interesting new A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia Gaelic Kingdom trailer.
So it’s a pretty interesting time in British history, and also a tense one. And to build excitement, Creative Assembly and publishers Sega have now released a new in-engine cinematic video. The Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia Gaelic Kingdom trailer introduces Flann Sinna. He’s the King of the Gaelic Kingdom of Mide.
If you’re not up on history, Mide was an Irish kingdom for more than 1000 years, and the name literally means middle, which is exactly where it was located. It was composed of the whole of County Meath Westmeath, and parts of Cavan, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth and Offaly. Flann Sinna was born in either 847 or 848 and lived until 916 as both King of Mide from 877 and the High King of Ireland from 879.
In addition to being one of the more successful kings of Ireland, Flann Sinna also managed to be married to at least three different women, and his recorded children included 7 sons and 3 daughters.
So a pretty interesting alternative to his English contemporary Alfred the Great.
A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia will be out for the PC in 2018. In the meantime, Amazon is starting to list the game for pre-order, and there are always the existing Total War games to enjoy.
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