Things Are About to Get Bloody

The days of light gore when playing Total War: Three Kingdoms is coming to a gruesome and awesome end. Previously, battlefields merely sported the motions of death, but never the horrible disgust of medieval war. The new Reign of Blood DLC is going to change all of that.

Total War Three Kingdoms

The new trailer shows a battle-ravaged land, littered in the corpses of both horses and men. Blood pools on the ground as severely injured warriors hobble away from the violence. And violence it truly is. The trailer shows soldiers being decapitated, horses spilling their guts into the dirt and burning men crying in agony. Medieval war has arrived.

The following is a list of all the new details:

  • Human dismemberment: limb-lops and beheadings
  • Equine dismemberment: leg lops
  • Charred bodies
  • Blood sprays on weapon impacts
  • New death animations for characters vs infantry
  • Dead bodies as battlefield set-dressing
  • Blood scaler: increase or decrease the level of gore to your tastes

Thankfully, if the intensity of the gore proves too much, there is the option to reduce it. This makes sense as the game began its run breaking a lot of records, and the studio likely does not want to risk reducing its popularity.

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