First official look at Total War: Warhammer

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The Total War series has had some cool installments and some less cool installments. However, nothing can get gamers excited more than the idea of a Total War Warhammer game, and it’s coming and looks fantastic. Prepare to lose hours of your life to Creative Assembly’s most perfect game collaboration.

Without any ado, here is the announcement cinematic trailer:

And because it’s so important, here’s a non-YouTube link for those who can’t YouTube in your current locations. The blurb on the video doesn’t give too much away:

Gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power take their place on the battlefield, alongside thousands of warriors clashing in real-time tactical battles. All at YOUR command.
In the turn-based campaign game of statecraft & empire building, you will find the Old World an unforgiving and treacherous place, filled with endless war and cunning alliances alike. Whichever race you choose to play as and however you seek conquest, you will be faced with a conflict that threatens to tear the very fabric of reality asunder.

Obviously, fans will want to know the full race list. However, just from the video we can see that there’s green skins, dwarves, vampire lords, and chaos. It even looks like a teaser at the end of Tzeentch, aka the Changer of Ways, who is the Chaos God of Change, Evolution, Intrigue and Sorcery. I get goosebumps just writing that.

No two franchises have ever been more suited to each other. Both are all about building your perfect army and smashing it into some other army. At least now, Warhammer fans won’t have to do math in order to go to war – they can let the computer do that. I just hope Creative Assembly realizes that they will need to offer a ridiculous amount of customization options to players so that they can feel like they’ve hand painted all those models themselves.

This game looks gorgeous already and I’m getting a bit too excited. Particularly exciting? The end of the trailer says it’s coming to PC, Mac and SteamOS “soon”. When is soon? Who knows, but at least it’s far enough in development to say soon and not “2017” or something.

What’s your race of choice in Warhammer? Do you have a wide collection of beautifully painted models, or are far too many still in boxes, waiting for your love and attention?

Last Updated: April 23, 2015

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