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Here's a first look at Total War: Elysium gameplay

Cardinal sin.

Sega has released gameplay of Total War: Elysium, its free-to-download collectible card game spin-off.

We first heard about Elysium back in August 2019 when Creative Assembly announced it as launching in China first.

Today, Sega has announced a western release on mobiles first, then PC later this year. Here's the official blurb:

"Set in Elysium; City of Legends, Elysium features a huge array of history's pre-eminent generals, each with a unique playstyle such as the ranged tactics of Napoleon, the control-minded methods of Cao Cao, and the aggressive nature of Lagertha. Joining them in the fray of battle is an armada of historically inspired battle cards from throughout the ages, like the ferocious Jian Sword Guard, devastating Mangonels, supreme Trireme warships and much more.

"The exciting gameplay board gives countless options for the general in all of us, with dynamic battleline mechanics, midgame deck editing, and the new Daybreak mechanic bringing the feeling of the battlefield to the CCG Board. Featuring both single player and multiplayer modes, Elysium will plunge CCG veterans and beginners alike into a battle for the ages!"

Cover image for YouTube videoTotal War: Elysium - Gameplay Trailer

There's a sign-up page if you're interested in giving Elysium a shot.