SEGA has confirmed that Total War: Three Kingdoms next content pack Mandate of Heaven will be released on January 16th, 2020. The events of Mandate of Heaven are set before the events of the main game campaign at a time where the Han Dynasty is struggling to hold on to power as rebellious forces gather to enact a change by any means necessary.
Mandate of Heaven will include:
- 6 new playable factions – including the Han Empire.
- 5 existing factions – with origin stories and new starting positions.
- 9 new unique characters – featuring the Zhang brothers and Emperor Ling.
- 40 new units – including siege machinery and faction-specific elites.
A free content update will also be available for all players at the same time as the launch of Mandate of Heaven. In our review for Total War: Three Kingdoms Jim said:
Three Kingdoms is another solid instalment in the Total War franchise, but lacks a certain wow factor. Creative Assembly has made some clever refinements around the edges of that enduringly addictive strategic core, allowing fans to steep themselves in yet another historic saga. However, there’s a chance that some won’t gel with this new setting or the way Guanzhong’s epic has been adapted. It’s another fun and rewarding take on the series, though we’d struggle to call it a must-buy.