Total War Saga: Troy and Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville leaked
Trademark websites have once again ruined attempts at new video game reveals, with both Sega and EA having their secrets spoiled.
There’s usually two main ways that a video game leaks ahead of time: either some idiot on a shop site puts it up early or one of the various age rating or trademark websites around the world make information public without realising its significance.
By comparison, proper leaks are relatively rare but over the weekend the UK’s Intellectual Property Office let slip that Sega’s next game is going to be Total War Saga: Troy.
The first game was the self-explanatory Total War Saga: Thrones Of Britannia, which begins in the year 878 AD, and it seems even easier to guess what this new game will be about.
The Total War Saga is a sub-franchise of smaller scale strategy games that rather than take in a whole era of history is focused down on a specific event.
The only question here is whether it’ll play things straight in terms of historical facts (which are surprisingly limited, with the actual location of the city of Troy still unclear until relatively recently) or if they’ll add the Greek gods to the mix and try and adapt the Illiad.
Knowing the history of the Total Wars series it’ll probably be closer to 2004 Brad Pitt movie Troy, but it would be interesting to see developer Creative Assembly take a more romanticised view of the legend.
Either way it seems likely that the game will be unveiled at, or just before, Gamescom next week.
That may also be the case with Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville, whose name was leaked by the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
This is presumably the new shooter that EA recently sent out alpha playtest invites for, although the name still doesn’t make it clear whether this is essentially Garden Warfare 3 or something completely different.
EA has made no promises about revealing Battle For Neighborville at Gamescom but what they definitely will have there is the new Need For Speed, which is out this year but still hasn’t been unveiled.
However, a countdown clock on the official website implies an annoucement is due this week, on Wednesday at 3pm BST.
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