SEGA and Creative Assembly have unveiled new information about Total War: Pharaoh, and this time, it’s the new Canaanite Faction.
Here’s an overview of what to expect from this new faction in Total War: Pharaoh:
There is no Canaanite bloodline, only those strong enough to have survived on the sword edge between two rival empires. These warlords have little in common beyond seeking the demise of the current dynastic power structures and to instill their own unique legacy.
- Irsu, the ravager, is a savage warlord and raider hoping to prey on the fragility of civilization
and reap the rewards of the chaos that follows. Proudly barbaric, he has no care for
diplomacy and favors aggression and brute strength to overcome his foes. In battle, his
units are well armored, excel at fighting in melee, and have access to the Raiders and Razers
Ability allowing them to set buildings on fire to sow further discontent.
- Bay, the schemer, is a supreme survivor and master manipulator. A wolf in sheep’s clothing,
his ability to look weak and friendly comes naturally to him, for he is tired of watching the
spoils of high Egyptian society from afar. His clandestine playstyle is ideal for players who
want to lurk in the shadows, slowly growing in influence before striking from positions of
diplomatic power. Amidst battle, his troops expertly ambush with the use of Abilities like
Vanguard Deployment, Stalk, and Sneak, allowing his nimble melee infantry and short-range
missile units to strike from various angles, surprising enemies and securing rapid victories.
As regional underdogs confronting two military giants, the Canaanites have refined their warfare strategies to counter the Egyptians’ rapid speed and the Hittites’ heavy armor. Their strength lies in their adaptability during combat, fielding armies that blend robust durability with remarkable agility.
Consequently, they primarily employ medium-armoured forces, whilst occasionally incorporating heavy and light infantry depending on whether they’re conducting land raids or surprising unsuspecting foes.
Pre-orders for Total War: Pharaoh is now open, and pre-orders will give players access to a Pharaoh’s trove of early-adopter bonuses including the ability to take part in an Early-Access Weekend, the Avatar of the Gods Cosmetic Pack, and the Heart of the Shardana Cosmetic pack.
Total War: Pharaoh is releasing in October 2023.