Total War: Warhammer 2 Unveiled With a Campaign Beyond the Old World

High Elves and Dark Elves and Lizardmen and a fourthrace to come ... Oh my.

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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.

 

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    March 31, 2017 10:00 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Total War: Warhammer 2 Unveiled With a Campaign Beyond the Old World

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      March 31, 2017 10:14 AM

      I never owned the Total Warhammer game but only because I don't have the PC to run it, and (until quite recently) didn't have the time to play it.

      All that said, I'm SUPER GLAD that it has sold enough to merit a sequel because this is a game that should exist.

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        March 31, 2017 5:35 PM

        Still totally worth picking up, it was the best Total War game since Fall of the Samurai.

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          March 31, 2017 8:21 PM

          I don't think Intel Iris Pro + Haswell could run it.

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            April 3, 2017 4:40 AM

            All Total War games since Rome 1 have used the WarScape engine, which for the most part is single-threaded and cannot take full advantage of multiple cores. The game would actually benefit more from one core clocked at like 7Ghz or some shit.

            It's a crying shame because the most important visual setting, the Unit Detail (among others like Building Detail and shadows) is completely CPU-bound. It controls how detailed the individual units look and at what distance (anything below Ultra tends to turn them into lego-men), the variation in their weapon and armour affectations and also the animation variation in terms of fighting, dying, idling etc.

            The games are all badly optmimised for modern systems because much like Bethesda with Gamebryo, they refuse to update it. Except WarScape is in an even worse state than Ganebryo because it barely takes advantage of multiple cores despite Creative Assembly's claims to the contrary.

            Every Total War game suffers the same issues and I got so tired of it I decided only to buy them cheap in sales and only after numerous patches, until they sorted their shit out.

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      March 31, 2017 5:24 PM

      40k next!

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      March 31, 2017 5:34 PM

      Give me Total War 40K now damnit!!

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      March 31, 2017 7:05 PM

      So glad they are keeping to the old canon and not the Age of Sigmar stuff!
      LIZARDMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SKAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      April 3, 2017 4:33 AM

      Let me guess, same old WarScape Engine, same old terrible multicore performance.