We say “finally” because really, this has taken its sweet time to become official. Over two years ago Sega and everything-Warhammer-related-company Games Workshop signed a deal that would see the publisher developing real-time strategy games based on the Warhammer fantasy table-top miniatures game. Then, in January this year, a Creative Assembly art book accidentally let slip that Total War: Warhammer was something that was being worked on. Almost three months later, we finally have this official reveal.
Sadly it’s not called Total Warhammer because I guess that would have been too obvious. Total War: Warhammer will see the fantasy miniatures series getting the Total War RTS experience, compelte with large scale turn-based conquest elements, and real-time strategy battles.
This will be the first time that the Total War series releases a game that isn’t based on real-world historical eras and events. You can see a cinematic reveal trailer after the jump.
There’s currently no release date for this, but it will be coming to PC, Mac, and SteamOS. You can read Creative Assembly’s full description of the game below:
“The valiant Karl Franz marshals the men of the Empire, seeking to unite the fractured elector counts under a banner of strength against their common enemies. Hungry for the vicious brutality of combat, the Greenskins flock to the tribe of Grimgor Ironhide; Orcs and Goblins alike filled with an insatiable thirst for carnóage. High King Thorgrim orders the stoic Dwarfs forth from their mountain strongholds, marching to vengefully right the grave injustices dealt to them over the millennia. Yet the motives of the Vampire Counts under Mannfred von Carstien are shrouded in murderous secrecy, his armies raised from the rotting ranks of the dead. And while the Old World becomes torn by betrayal, war and the unleashing of unfathomable power, a greater threat still whispers in the winds from the north. The fabric of reality itself begins to rend and buckle…”
Total War: Warhammer is the first in a trilogy of games that will be developed by Creative Assembly. There will be add-on packs as well, which we hope will add further playable races to the game.