Creative Assembly has announced a series of historical Total War games for PC that will focus on pivotal moments in history rather than whole historical eras.

To be released under the Total War Saga banner, the spin-off series will be out before the next major historical release in the franchise.

Each Saga title won’t be revolutionary or introduce brand-new eras; they’ll follow-on from previous Total War games and inhabit the same time period – or relate to it at the very least.

They will centre on flashpoints such as civil wars, renowned conquests, and political upheavals, and will be similar in scope to standalone Shogun II follow-up Fall of The Samurai.

The first Total War Saga will continue on from Rome II and Attila, presenting a new challenge in a focussed geographical area.

"There are also these key, pivotal points in history which don’t necessarily revolve around a single character, and only lasted a few months or few decades at most," said game director Jack Lusted.

"Such moments also tend to be constrained to a tight geographic area as well.

"These moments are perfect fuel for Total War. They’re a powder keg, where anything can happen and history could have gone in any direction."

Creative Assembly promises that despite the narrower focus of each Saga, each will still be an epic sandbox in the vein of other Total War games.

There's more information over on the Total War blog.