Total War: Warhammer has done very well for Sega and developer Creative Assembly, breaking franchise sales records shortly after launch last May. So it stands to reason that a sequel is in the works. Oh, look, a press release and announcement trailer for Total War: Warhammer 2!
The next installment in the planned Warhammer trilogy will take players to a new world of four continents: Ulthuan, Naggaroth, The Southlands, and Lustria. Those continents will be populated by High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen and a fourth race that marketing wants to keep secret so they can hype it later with a reveal trailer. And, if players own the first game, a campaign map combining both the Old World and the New World, will be released shortly after launch.
The campaign will focus on the the various factions trying to stabilize or destroy an "ailing Great Vortex that has swirled for millennia above the elven homeland of Ulthuan." An ominous cataclysmic endgame is promised. This "new style of campaign" promises hundreds of hour of game play, along with new features inspired by Warhammer lore.
“Total War: Warhammer II represents the next step in our trilogy, our vision for the most incredible fantasy strategy series ever made,” Game Director Ian Roxburgh said in a statement. “The success of the first game has increased our ambition; we’re not only going to deliver a thrilling campaign in the sequel, but also an additional combined campaign, the biggest so far, for owners of both.”
While there is no official release date, Sega has confirmed that the game will be out this year, likely on PC only. The Creative Assembly holds true to its previous plan for post-launch content, players can expect new races, quests and heroes through a combination of paid DLC and Free-LC.