Total War: Warhammer 2 has been announced by Creative Assembly.
The sequel to the Total War: Warhammer game will feature an all-new story campaign, based heavily on the Warhammer lore. This includes new playable races, new continents to explore, and a few more surprises hidden in the game.
The game is planned to be the second major title in a trilogy of Warhammer games from Creative Assembly.
"Total War: Warhammer II represents the next step in our trilogy, our vision for the most incredible fantasy strategy series ever made,” stated Game Director, Ian Roxburgh in a press release. “The success of the first game has increased our ambition; we’re not only going to deliver a thrilling campaign in the sequel, but also an additional combined campaign, the biggest so far, for owners of both.”
The game's plot revolves around several armies in the elven homeland of Ulthuan to gain control over the Great Vortex, a failing magical construct that threatens the world if it is disrupted. Each army has plans on saving or disrupting the Vortex, leading to a struggle that will define the fate of the Warhammer world.
A cinematic announcement trailer for the game was also released, showcasing pre-rendered cut-scenes of three of the game's armies, the High Elves lead by Prince Tyrion, the Dark Elves lead by the Witch King Malekith, and the mage-priest Mazdamundi and his Lizardmen hordes. A fourth, army has also been confirmed but has not been revealed just yet. Outside of Ulthuan, other continents, such as Lustria, Naggaroth and The Southlands will also be explored and battled upon.
In addition to the races confirmed for Warhammer 2, players who already own a copy of Total War: Warhammer will get access to a large campaign map covering several areas between the two titles. They will also be able to embark on campaigns as any playable race between the two games. This feature will be available for free shortly after launch for owners of both titles. DLC races will also it appears be able to transfer to the second if you own them in the first.
Total War: Warhammer 2 will be a PC exclusive, and released some time later in 2017.
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