Sega, Creative Assembly Announce Total War: Warhammer 2

It feels like only yesterday that Creative Assembly's Total War: Warhammer, based on Games Workshop's mammoth franchise, was released. In fact, it was less than a year ago. Yet, here we are, with publisher Sega announcing a sequel is under development. There's no release date, just that it'll be this year, though we do have a trailer.

Unsurprisingly, it's cinematic-only, so anyone hoping for gameplay will be disappointed. That said, I can't imagine the game playing much differently from the first title.

What will be new is the campaign, maps and playable races:

In a Total War campaign like no other, players will struggle for dominion over the ailing Great Vortex that has swirled for millennia above the elven homeland of Ulthuan. Performing a series of arcane rituals, each race must save or disrupt the Vortex according to their motivations — a struggle culminating in a cataclysmic endgame.

The initial release will feature the High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen and a "a fourth [race], yet to be revealed...". However, given what we see at the end of the announcement trailer, my bet is on the Skaven.

Owners of Total War: Warhammer have something to look forward to... if you buy the second game:

Furthermore, a huge combined campaign map featuring the old and new world regions will be available for free shortly after release to players who own both Total War: WARHAMMER I & II.

In addition, you'll be able to play the campaign using all the races.

A Steam page is already up for the game, though it's information-light for the moment. Feel free to wishlist it though.

Total War: WARHAMMER 2 – Announcement Cinematic Trailer [YouTube, via Blue's News]


Comments

    I haven't played the first one yet, been waiting for the price to drop but it still seems a bit expensive to me, especially since I've heard it pushes you to buy a lot of DLCs? Was the game any good? I used to enjoy total war a lot but the series has been a bit underwhelming for me last few games.

      The releases are like DoW1 from vanilla to Dark Crusade. Buy the one that has the races you want to play as, as by the sounds of it its more of a content update than anything else. The first one had very boring races (Empire, Dwarfs, Orks and Vampire Counts), but they are really good if you want easier to manage armies. My guess is that Lizardmen and Skaven are going to be really hard campaigns to succeed in as their race's tend to have interesting needs.

    Just make Medieval 3 already :(

    Also, if this combined campaign they're promising is a selling point for anyone ... don't forget how these guys marketed Empire as having a multiplayer campaign "available after release"... I'll believe it when I see it.

    Well that was quick. Quite an enjoyable game, for sure. One of the better total war games. Couldn't they have steered the title towards "Total Warhammer 2" though :P

      Its not actually a sequel as much as the Total War version of Dark Crusade.

    I only just to total warhammer and haven't even started yet. Oh well I guess I'll play that to see if I need to board this hype train.
    Cool cinematic though

    It's obvious that they're trying to milk the license before it expires lol

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