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[Update #2]: Total War: Troy's Amazons DLC will be free to grab just like the base game.

[Update]: Creative Assembly has now released the gameplay preview as well, and sadly it's a bit of a mixed bag.

In a bit of a surprising announcement, Creative Assembly has revealed that Total War: Troy will be an Epic Games Store exclusive for 12 months. However, what came as a real shock is that they also said it will be entirely free to grab during the first 24 hours after launch!

So whether you're a fan of Total War games or not, you should definitely put a pin on August 13th as that's when Total War: Troy will be unleashed upon the world. As for the inevitable Steam version, it'll come exactly one year after the Epic one - on August 13, 2021.

When it comes to the actual gameplay details, I'm afraid Creative Assembly has not shown anything new just yet. They have, however, released a cinematic trailer that offers a little bit of a sneak peek at what Total War: Troy will offer! So if you're curious, have a look:

You can keep an eye on any future updates, as well as read a rather detailed explanation of why Creative Assembly has gone with the Epic Games Store, over at the official website.