Total War™: PHARAOH’s High Tide update is out now

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    Total War™: PHARAOH’s High Tide update is out now

    – Embrace The Bronze Age Collapse with the Sea Peoples –

    LONDON – January 25th, 2024 – SEGA® Europe Limited and The Creative Assembly™ Ltd., have today released the High Tide update for Total War: PHARAOH. Introducing the ferocious Sea Peoples culture, this pack welcomes two new playable factions alongside their enigmatic leaders. 

    Watch the launch trailer for High Tide here: 


    Dark sails on the horizon tell of the coming storm. Embrace the Bronze Age Collapse by playing as one of two new factions from the Sea Peoples culture. The ruthless Sherden strive only to destroy and sacrifice while the Peleset are on the warpath to establish a new homeland. Dominate the land using the new gameplay mechanics including a horde style of gameplay, crush armies with 37 new units, and bring civilization to its knees. 

    The Sea Peoples are warring hordes of nomads who sail the Mediterranean to exploit the chaos of the Bronze Age Collapse. With the ancient empires of Egypt, Canaan and the Hittites descending into total war, they arrive on their troubled shores to fight, raze and conquer everything in sight. As a horde faction, The Sea Peoples must stay on the warpath to survive, and only through constant conquest can you sustain the Sherden and Peleset hordes and emerge victorious.  

    Lead the Sherden horde as Iolaos, a young and determined explorer who has but one aim; to lead his warband to where the sun rises, razing and sacrificing everything in their path as a tribute to the gods. 

    • Gameplay Mechanics – The Sherden are a nomadic, snowballing horde that rely on constant conquest to survive. Use the new Spoils of War mechanic to raze cities for extra resources, construct Nuraghe Camps to strengthen your armies on the campaign trail and use the new resource Eminence to establish your dominance over your fellow Sea Peoples tribes and absorb them into your horde. 
    • New Units – Command a host of new units including Nuraghe Warriors capable of forming an armoured turtle-like Kelone formation to protect themselves as they advance, Harpooneers who hurl deadly barbed javelins at your enemies, and Sherden Archers who fire sulphur tipped arrows that set the ground on fire beneath your enemies’ feet.

    Sew the Bronze Age Collapse as Walwetes, the hulking patriarch leading our second faction, The Peleset. Taking to the sea after their empire was destroyed, The Peleset are in search of a new home and will build it atop the ruins of the ancient world if they must.  

    • Gameplay Mechanics – The Peleset are a hybrid Nomadic/Settled horde that can both pitch camp and occupy cities on the campaign map. Spoils of War and Eminence are your friends as you embrace the unique challenge of balancing the need to stay on the warpath to survive with the need to settle, creating the foundations for a new Peleset empire to be forged in the furnace of the Bronze Age Collapse.    
    • New UnitsCommand all new units including Oxen Carts, a dismountable chariot capable of flanking the enemy, delivering Peleset shock troops into the heat of battle. Peleset Marines; heroic warriors that can unleash volleys of javelins before getting into close combat, and Peleset Raiders; elite and aggressive infantry who move fast and hit hard.  

    For additional information about Total War: PHARAOH and the High Tide Update, please visit the official FAQ

    About Total War™
    With more than 42.5 million copies sold, Total War is one of the most established and critically acclaimed series in gaming. A drive for historical authenticity and superb gaming quality has helped establish the franchise as one of the most successful PC games of all time. Alongside the core historical-based games, the Total War series has expanded to include free-to-play mobile (Total War Battles™: KINGDOM), fantasy epics (Total War™: WARHAMMER®), and historical snapshots (Total War Saga™: THRONES OF BRITANNIA). 

    About The Creative Assembly™ Ltd
    The Creative Assembly Ltd. is one of Europe’s leading games development studios, founded in 1987 and located in West Sussex, UK and in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a heritage of award-winning AAA titles, including the multi-million selling Total War™ series, Creative Assembly continues to build an impressive portfolio of games and world-renowned partnerships; working with Games Workshop on Total War™: WARHAMMER®, Twentieth Century Fox on Alien: Isolation, plus 343 Industries and Microsoft on Halo Wars 2. Creative Assembly has, with their exceptionally talented team of over 700, amassed a wealth of awards, including multiple Best Place to Work awards and recent accolades from BAFTA, Music+Sound and Develop’s Industry Excellence awards.

    About SEGA® Europe Limited
    SEGA Europe Limited is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA CORPORATION, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe. SEGA wholly owns the video game development studios Two Point Studios, Creative Assembly, Relic Entertainment, Amplitude Studios, Sports Interactive and HARDlight. SEGA Europe’s website is located at