'

Total War: Three Kingdoms gets bloodier with its first DLC

Three Kingdoms is getting an 18+ DLC.

Total War: Three Kingdoms gets bloodier with its first DLC

Total War: Three Kingdoms gets bloodier with its first DLC

When it comes to video games, age rating matter, as while most consumers ignore them, publisher and not insignificant proportion of the population do. With the Total War series, Creative Assembly and SEGA target a PEGI 16 rating in Europe, but this presents an issue. How does one decrease the levels of violence in a war simulator? The simple answer is this, no blood. 

But what if I want blood? Thankfully Creative Assembly has an answer for you, and in the case of Total War: Three Kingdoms it's the "Reign of Blood" DLC, which ups the violence by adding blood, new combat animations, kill moves, dismemberment and a "Blood scaler" to give users the exact amount of blood they want.  

With the extra work that has gone into this DLC, the "Reign of Blood" DLC, it is unsurprising that the content isn't free. Thankfully though, this DLC is a cheap one, costing £1.99 in the UK, $2.99 in the US and €2.99 in Europe. The DLC will also be coming to the Linux version of Total War: Three Kingdoms, but only after the DLC's release on Windows PCs. 

The release date of the Total War Three Kingdoms Blood Pack will be June 27th, with the DLC being available on Steam
 

 

You can join the discussion on Total War: Three Kingdoms' Right of Blood DLC on the OC3D Forums

«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

21-06-2019, 08:15:43

demonking
Quite literally they want blood money.

I wouldn't be surprised if we start to see publishers charge for ammo in shooters or food in survival games or fuel in racing games.
Even the companies that I thought were better than this are doing it. Its no different to Apple selling you a stand for you £5k monitor at an extra £1k, why cos some idiots are paying it.
People stop buying loot boxes and half done DLC these companies will have to find another way to get money out of us, like releasing complete and working games and worth while DLC. Or we can just keep buying hats for £5 a go.....
I paid for Minecraft and have had years of updates and content, Terraria, 8 years after release free update (that EA would have charged me for if it was for one of their games) but oh you want blood in a war game, that's an extra £2. Oh you want the 5 factions that we missed from this era and make the game miss key parts of the history, they're an extra £10 each, Oh that general that was one of the most important parts of the entire war? £5 please.
Its a good game, missing so much from the history and story but that's alright I can pay extra to have a completed game....Quote

21-06-2019, 10:25:27

NeverBackDown
They've done this for almost a decade. Nothing wrong with it. By making it DLC they lower the age rating.

It's not like they just activate blood. New animations too. Which are expensive.Quote

21-06-2019, 11:00:06

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
They've done this for almost a decade. Nothing wrong with it. By making it DLC they lower the age rating.

It's not like they just activate blood. New animations too. Which are expensive.
Yeah, it's the extra animations and the fact they offer a blood amount slider that makes this more than a "they just disabled the blood in the main game" kinda DLC.

If they just made this game for an age rating those animations would never have existed.

TBH the Total War series is niche enough to justify the pricing IMHO. £2 isn't that much to pay, but I can understand why people get annoyed at this kinda thing.Quote

21-06-2019, 14:32:28

NeverBackDown
I get it too but you also have to remember region laws and whatnot. It probably gets complicated.
I see why people do, but nobody is forcing you to buy it.Quote
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.