The official description states, "China is in turmoil".
Some Chinese fans are just happy that Creative Assembly is paying mind to Chinese culture, especially given that it's the largest and most lucrative video game market in the world right now. In 190 CE, China is under the tyrant Dong Zhuo who wields his power through the puppet child-emperor. Sega and Creative Assembly have announced that Total War:Three Kingdoms will be the latest installment in the series and all I can think about is controlling an army lead by Lu Bu. It makes sense that the United Kingdom, based development studio would focus much of their attention to detail around European history, but they did branch out every once in a while with games like Total War:Shogun and Total War: Atilla.
The first trailer for Total War: Three Kingdoms is light on gameplay details, but does set the tone with lavish CG. Three heroes will swear allegiance to one another and rise up with the support of warlords from great families, banding together to challenge him.
Total War is continuing to go strong over seventeen years later, with plenty of historical eras and locations still left to visit. "The future of China will be shaped by their hands, but personal ambition threatens their already crumbling alliance".