Total War: Pharaoh shares deep dive on Hittite faction

Total War: Pharaoh is also getting an Early Access Weekend for those who pre-order.

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With the game’s release just weeks away, SEGA and Creative Assembly shared a deep dive video on the Hitite faction in Total War: Pharaoh.

In the next Total War game, the Hitites are one of the main factions. For those unfamiliar, the Hitites hail from Anatolia, and the Empire was established back in 1650 BC. Total War: Pharaoh follows the empire as it crumbles under a civil war due to a feud between two rival cousins.

Check out the deep dive on the faction here:

As mentioned, the Hitites have two rival leaders. They are:

  • Suppiluliuma, the Defender, was the last Great King of the Hittite Empire. He has but one aim and that is to rebuild and defend Hatti from insurgents both within an out with his borders. As such, he is a very defensive character, commanding legions of heavy and medium armoured units, including powerful chariots. What his armies lack in agility, they more than make up for in raw power.
  • Kurunta, the Usurper, wants what his cousin values most – the throne of Hatti. He intends to grow in power, take the Hittite Empire for his own, and inflict misery upon those who would dare stand against him. Unbound by conscience and believing that warfare exists without rules, he seeks to exploit any given opportunity, enacting sabotage and subterfuge to exploit weakness outside of battle. Either join his new kingdom or be sacrificed in his glory.

As for the units, the Hitite faction in Total War: Pharaoh have much heavier units that the Egyptians and Canaanites. Their specialty is fighting in the heavy rains, thunderstorms, and fogs of Anatolia. Because of this, their two primary fighting traits are Mistalker (allows units to traverse fog unsee) and Storm Warrior (units suffer less penalties in rain and thunderstorms.

Total War: Pharaoh Early Access Weekend for Pre-Orders

Aside from the deep dive, details about the Total War: Pharaoh Early Access Weekend were highlighted. This early access will be given to players who pre-order the game. Pre-orders will also come with the Avatar of the Gods Cosmetic Pack, and the Heart of the Shardana Cosmetic Pack.

The Early Access Weekend will begin today, September 29 at 1 PM BST / 8 PM PH time, and it will be available until October 2 at 1 PM BST / 8 PM PH time. Players can try out the prestigious Ramesses and the barbaric Irsu during the free weekend across 60 turns with unlimited replays.

Total War: Pharaoh will be released on PC and macOS on October 11, 2023.

Want to know more about the game? Check out our hands-on of the game here:

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