Total War: Warhammer Officially Announced, Monumental Cinematic Trailer Released


The next installment in the Total War franchise has been officially announced by Sega and Creative Assembly. Total War: Warhammer combines the incredibly imaginative universe of Warhammer with the large scale military engagements of Total War.

Total War: Warhammer is the much anticipated continuation of the Total War series of military strategy games.

Total War: Warhammer is a fusion of fantasy elements with the extensive and massive strategic military battles that we've grown to love from the Total War series. No release date is currently available though it is known that it'll be compatible with PC, Mac and SteamOS.

Here's the press statement:

“Now in its 15th year, the award-winning Total War(TM) continues to offer a unique combination of huge-scale real-time battles and an addictive turn-based campaign game of statecraft, politics and empire building.
Total War: WARHAMMER will take the series to a realm of grand high fantasy for the very first time in its history. Our rules have changed, and with change comes war on a scale as yet unimagined.
The limitlessly deep and rich universe of Warhammer heralds a new era for Total War. 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.

In the turn-based campaign game, players 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.”

The move into the Warhammer universe and the fantastical concepts that follow means that new ways of conducting battle can thus be imagined. The scale of battle can now be expanded a few notches beyond the already mammoth proportions they already were. That and you'll be able to experience the rich Warhammer universe like never before, living out the table-top experience in a unique way.

Apparently this entry should mark the first of a trilogy that's going to be in development which will be a collection of games and content packs that can be combined for a distinctive and large experience within the Warhammer universe.

For those you you that are curious about the underlying story, here are the elements that are known right now.

“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 carnage.

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…”