A Total War Saga: Troy is out today on the Epic Games Store and, just as was promised back in June, the game is absolutely free to download and keep for the first 24 hours.
You have until 2PM BST on Friday 14th August to add the game to your account, and we’ll keep things nice and simple by giving you a link straight to its store page: Get A Total War Saga: Troy free on the Epic Games Store.
Right, we all done snagging the game for free? Good! Here’s a launch trailer to watch while the game downloads.
A Total War Saga: Troy is a timed exclusive to the Epic Games Store for 12 months, after which it will spread to Steam and other PC gaming storefronts, but making it free to download and keep is a pretty big step. From Sega’s statements, Epic have simply plunked down enough cash to make it happen, with CA and Sega deciding that if they were able to offer the game for free for a time, celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, it was worth forgoing the diehard Steam users for a time.
At the time of the announcement, Tim Heaton, Chief Studios Officer at Sega Europe said, “Thanks to Epic, we’re able to offer a Total War title for free on its launch day. It’s a hugely exciting thing for us to be able to do for our players. Not only does this mean that we can bring the tales and legends of TROY to a wide audience through Epic’s massive platform, but it also means new players will get to try Total War for the first time, experiencing the unique gameplay that the series is famous for.”
A Total War Saga: Troy is the franchise’s third release in the Saga spin-off series, with A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia being joined last year by the rebranded Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai.
Troy similarly focuses on a smaller scale conflict and pulls it off. In our Total War Saga: Troy review, Jim said:
Splicing history with Hollywood, Troy is an exciting new take on the Total War formula. Sega’s immense strategy series continues to snowball, absorbing and shedding new ideas, somehow keeping momentum despite that core gameplay remaining virtually untouched.
Either way, it’d be a bit silly to pass up being able to grab this for free, wouldn’t it?
Source: press release