The next Total War game isn't quite the era-spanning epic you might expect, but a more focused game that looks at Britain's history in the late 9th century. It was announced last year as Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia, and today the first faction leader was revealed - you can play as Alfred the Great, King of Wessex.
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Famed for his victory at the Battle of Edington in 878, Alfred was one of the leaders to best a Viking invasion, resulting in a deal with the Vikings that would become Danelaw, the area of land that was run by Danish law as opposed to Anglo Saxon law. It continued through the 9th century, and included much of what is now North and East England.