Across the whole Total War: Warhammer trilogy, each instalment will stand alone as its own game, each with its own discrete campaign. We’re a couple of weeks out from part II launching, and we’re stoked about how the Eye of the Vortex campaign is going down. It’s been fascinating to hear how our test groups and reviewers, Youtubers and livestreamers are reacting to this new type of endgame in Total War, and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on it soon.
Released in under a month on the 28th September, we are pleased to say that at this point Total War: WARHAMMER II is the most pre-ordered Total War game to date.
“We’re in the final stage of development now and very excited by the comments coming out of our closed testing and mock reviews,” said Rob Bartholomew, Brand Director, “loads of love for the new features, races and the sheer volume of gameplay. Great to see that expectation reflected in the number of pre-orders being placed, it really helps motivate us for that final push.”
With the game now nearing release, system specs and a range of new graphical features to enrich players’ experiences in the New World can be revealed.
- Improved Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO)
- New volumetric fog system which thickens the air, producing god-ray effects
- New sharpening filter
- Impressive wet-look surfaces, appropriate to certain models and model features
Nothing rewards your battle prowess more than that sweet little achievement notification. Take a look at some of the challenges we’ve set you and start formulating your battle plans!
The Skaven, sometimes known as the Ratmen, the Ratkin or the Children of the Horned Rat, are a malevolent and diabolical race of large humanoid rat-creatures that inhabits a massive inter-continental underground empire known in their tongue simply as the Under-Empire, where at the very heart of Skavendom lies the horrific city of Skavenblight, the species capital city and the probable birthplace of the Skaven race. The Skavens as a whole are a cruel, treacherous and highly numerous species that have since spread their loathsome corruption to the farthest corners of the Warhammer World. From deep below the earth, these scavengers have built a vast Empire, whose military power and incomprehensible numbers has the potential to smother the kingdoms of the Old World in a seething tide of violence and anarchy. It is believed by all of Skaven-kind that the world is destined to be theirs, for they consider themselves the Supreme Master Race, undeniably superior in every way to all the other races of the World.
The lands of the New World are equally lush and foreboding! See how the factions of this strange land take shape
To celebrate 30 years of awesome strategy games development, xenomorph terrorising and gratuitous goblin-tossing, CA is gifting TW: WARHAMMER players with 30 new Regiments of Renown. Fortifying the Race-rosters of the Beastmen, Bretonnia, Chaos Warriors, Norsca and the Wood Elves, this significant update is available free and easy through Total War Access. Players can register/log in here.
The 30th Anniversary Regiments of Renown will be playable from August 10th.
A few questions answered on the new Total War: WARHAMMER DLC Norsca
Today we’re going to look at some of the upcoming news on the Early Adopter Bonus for Total War: WARHAMMER II, and some of our thinking behind our plans for future additional content for the game after launch.
Rob Bartholomew is our Brand Director here at CA, and he sketched out some thoughts in this week’s blog.
The Dark Elves are voracious raiders who ply their bloody trade across the length and breadth of the world. They take whatever they want and will gladly risk their lives for the promise of glory, power and riches. All Elves are taller than humans and of a slender but strong build. They are long-limbed and graceful, with slim, adept fingers. Their eyes are large and oval, containing a disturbing, otherworldly wisdom that unnerves other creatures. For the Dark Elves, a cold beauty masks the natural attractiveness of their race and a scowl or sneer often mars the pale skin of their elegant faces. They are, for the most part, dark-haired and sinister, and their bleak stares convey nothing but contempt.
The next title in CA’s thrilling fantasy-strategy series has an official release date: September 28th 2017. Set in a whole new part of the Warhammer world, it introduces four new playable races in a storming narrative campaign that builds to an earth-shattering crescendo.
Also available in a magnificent collector’s Serpent God Edition, anyone ordering before release or buying in the first week on sale will gain an Early Adopter bonus of a free Race Pack DLC for the original Total War: WARHAMMER.
This yet-to-be-revealed content for the first game will be out and playable before the second game is released.