Recently, Rise of the Tomb Kings was announced as a Campaign Pack DLC for Total War: WARHAMMER II. The DLC will introduce a brand new race: the aforementioned Tomb Kings.
Responding to player feedback, the new DLC will not include a story campaign. Instead, two additional Legendary Lords will be added for a total of four altogether. Each of the four Legendary Lords - one for each new faction - will have their own skills, traits, quest-chains, legendary wargear and situational challenges for players to use and exploit.
For those wondering, yes, the new factions will be available to play in both the Eye of the Vortex campaign pack and Mortal Empires. However, the Tomb Kings do not seek control in the Eye of the Vortex campaign. Instead, they will be searching for the nine "cursed" Books of Nagash, which will lead to a final battle at the Black Pyramid of Nagash. Each collected book will grant a unique campaign bonus and will help them achieve victory.
In Rise of the Tomb Kings, players will search for the aforementioned Books of Nagash, which will be driving narrative for the Tomb Kings campaign. Players will also be able to discover the mysteries of the Nehekharan Dynasties to empower their armies by utilizing Canopic Jars - which are the Tomb Kings' unique resource - to craft magic items and raise Legions of Legend at the Mortuary Cult. Players will also be able to use "unique rites" to help them win battles, with abilities such as shrouding their territory in sandstorms.
Another ability of the Tomb Kings is when Nehekharan warriors perish in battle, their essences travel to the realm of souls. When enough souls are gathered and a certain level of souls are reached, players can receive bonuses such as mass-healing and resurrection waves to help reinvigorate the Tomb Kings' armies.
Total War: WARHAMMER II – Rise of the Tomb Kings will be released on January 23rd, but until then players will be able to purchase the campaign back for 10% off on Steam.
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