Total War: Warhammer coming in April, gets grudge-filled edition

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Total War: Warhammer – can I officially just switch to calling it Total Warhammer? The game is coming, and sooner than I thought. That’s right, at the end of April next year, you can load up your fantasy-fueled army and smash it against an opposing fantasy-fueled army in epic warfare. The game is being released 28 April 2016, and now we’ve got a new trailer and a sexy new edition to show off.

First up, the Chaos Warriors. They did promise that we’d eventually see everyone represented in the game, and Chaos Warriors have now been revealed and they are looking intense, although the Batman voice might be a bit much.

And there you have it, folks, the first sign of pre-order bonus. I’m sure other races will also be available for download, and I should probably be more upset about this. However, with the game launching with four factions and the rest coming in for pre-order or DLC, I think most fans of the franchises will have plenty of content that they want. At least this way we eventually get access to everyone, and those who want a specific race other than the launch four can specifically buy them.

Meanwhile, the various editions of the game have been announced, and the High King Edition might be calling to me. Okay, it definitely is calling to me. Just look at all the pretty stuff!

Total warhammer high king

The presentation box is modeled on the Book of Grudges and includes:

  • Grudge Ring: This quality metal ring, with a rotating inner band is perfect to spin whilst brooding over grudges and plotting revenge. Six numbered bevels on the inner hoop allow the ring to double as a fully functioning die, perfect for determining those crucial outcomes in any table top games.
  • Slayer’s Whetstone Pendant: Made of genuine, functional whetstone and inscribed with the talismanic Master Rune of Spite, this hefty trinket would be treasured and jealously guarded by any self-respecting Slayer, who aims to keep a keen edge on their blades.
  • Dwarfen Drinking Horn & Stand: Toast your victories with this beautifully decorated drinking horn; wrought with icons and sigils in the Dwarfen craftsman style. Suitable for both display and practical use, it can hold a full pint and comes complete with its own unique metal display stand. Please note, liquid cannot be ‘sipped’ from this drinking horn, it may only be ‘quaffed’.
  • Canvas Map: Plan your campaigns of conquest as any High King should with this gorgeously illustrated canvas map of the game world.
  • Integrated Artbook: Integrated into the High King Edition’s impressive packaging is a large art book featuring exclusive concepts.
  • Metal Case: Protect your game disks from the perilous dangers of the Old World with this exclusive metal case.
  • Insider Guide: A printed strategy guide for Total War: WARHAMMER; this book will help get you started with the game and offers invaluable tactical advice to help you dominate the battlefields of the Old World.
  • Chaos Warriors Race Pack: The Chaos Warriors Race Pack offers a new playable race with a full roster of bloodthirsty units, terrifying mounts and monstrous creatures. Lead the corrupted Chaos hordes as one of three new playable Legendary Lords and embrace the Ruinous Powers as you embark on brand new quest chains, unlocking powerful items and gaining the favour of the dark Chaos Gods.

I was really wondering how they could fetishize an edition of the game seeing as models of any kind would end up feeling a bit lame compared to the Warhammer armies players could build. But a ring that doubles as a die? A drinking horn and a map which can all be stored in a sexy book box? I’ll quaff to that.

For those who still want to buy the game in non-digital form but aren’t quite as convinced by the canvas map, you can also pick up the Limited Edition that also includes the Chaos Warriors race pack, as well as the insider guide all neatly packaged in the steel book.

The game is coming April 28th to PC, of course. WAAAAAAGH!

Last Updated: October 23, 2015

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