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Total War: Elysium release date estimate

Developer Creative Assembely has been tight-lipped on news of the Total War: Elysium release date for a while now, but here's what we do know about the game.

Napoleon in Total War Elysium in front of Pocket Tactics yellow logo

By now, we’re all used to waiting years for certain games to come out, and it feels like extensive delays are more common than not (Hollow Knight Silksong, anyone?) Speaking of which, the Total War: Elysium release date should be coming any day now, right? Elysium promises innovative, addictive card-battler gameplay… or at least, that was the plan. We’ve still got plenty of questions about the upcoming release of the game, which we’ve answered to the best of our knowledge below.

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Total War: Elysium release date estimate

Creative Assembly is yet to announce a Total War: Elysium release date. In fact, there’s a chance that the developer has cancelled Total War: Elysium or ‘indefinitely delayed’ it, though we have no confirmation of this either way.

The reason for this lack of certainty stems from the fact that news about the game’s development has been nonexistent for a long time. In 2020, the closed beta for the game was opened up, and this then ended in December of the same year. Since then, there’s been no news about the development or release of the game has been officially announced, and the Discord server that was used for communication between fans and the developer was closed in September 2021.

So, sadly, it’s not looking good, even though progress on the game appears to have reached the final stages, or close to it. However, all hope is not lost, as the FAQ section on the game’s official website states the following:

“We can’t put a date on when the game will be returning, but you can be among the first to find out by signing up for future development news here!”

Total War Elysium gameplay pvp

Total War: Elysium gameplay

Total War: Elysium is a historical deck builder in the same vein as Hearthstone, where you take famous generals and iconic figures from throughout history into card-based battles set primarily in a city called Elysium. You can build your decks according to a variety of factions, though like most card-battlers your own personal preferences will determine how you battle.

Thanks to information learned from the closed beta, some gameplay breakdowns are available on YouTube, such as the one below.

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Total War: Elysium platforms and availability

Creative Assembly will release Total War: Elysium across PC and mobile platforms according to the latest information in 2024… if it ever arrives at all. The game is designed to be free-to-play, which is standard for the format, with monetization coming through micro-transactions.

If you’re looking also for other deck builders on mobile, be sure to check out our list of the best mobile card games. Or, broaden your horizons and see our guide to the best games like Genshin Impact, and all the latest Genshin Impact codes.