Let Loose The Orcs Of War In A 10-Minute Total War: Warhammer Gameplay Demo

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 4:30 PM
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Games Workshop’s tabletop Warhammer fantasy game has been going through a tumultuous period as of late. An apocalyptic event has swept across Warhammer Fantasy Battle, ushering in the new Age of Sigmar. Amidst all this, Total War: Warhammer looks set to arrive as the ultimate send-off.

We’ve had a few teasers of Total War: Warhammer up until now, but The Creative Assembly has just blown the lid off its epic strategy game thanks to a 10-minute gameplay walkthrough. If you’re looking to get a glimpse of just how the Total War series handles a fantasy take, then look no further. Here we get a glimpse at various battle strategies for both the Empire and the rival Greenskin army.

Where Total War: Warhammer stands out from its predecessors is in just how different the opposing armies are. The orcs are unrecognisable from your archetypal Total War, with powerful shamans, brutish giants, and deadly flying units. We get a look at a number of late game units here, duking it out in the Battle of Black Fire Pass. This is just one environment of a huge landmass, which allows the dev team to get a bit creative.

At the moment it’s still early days. Total War: Warhammer isn’t likely to arrive for another year or so, and there’s clearly still plenty of work to be done on unit animations and combat. The basics are there though for a great entry point for a series typically targeted at history fans.

Total War: Warhammer is pencilled in for a 2016 launch. It’s the first of a planned trilogy of Warhammer Fantasy titles.

What do you think of it from this latest gameplay trailer then? after the muted reception to Total War: Attila, could this put the serie firmly back on track?

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17:09 Jul-31-2015

i know this is something trivial but i really hoped to see some blood in this gameplay demo

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10:06 Jul-31-2015

Although it's not completed yet, but it still awesome

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09:25 Jul-31-2015

Aha flying that orc looks awesome!

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08:12 Jul-31-2015

I wonder if this one will get a good 50-60 fps in battle, cause every next total war games after empire optimization was sucks! espicially attila I admit the campaign map is looks more beautiful and optimised but the battle fps just getting worst!

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02:27 Jul-31-2015

I'm I the only one who wants to see something about the Chaos faction?

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13:18 Jul-31-2015

no,u are not only1 :P

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18:50 Jul-31-2015

I wanne see chaos!! >.&#60

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01:09 Jul-31-2015

Need more Dakka!!

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23:30 Jul-30-2015

WOW
It actually looks like units have proper collision and they abandoned that "slide to another unit and show some fancy duel animation"

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20:49 Jul-30-2015

wow an actual believable Pre Alpha gameplay showcase, not the ridicules Rome 2 looking 10x better than the final game

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19:01 Jul-30-2015

Not such a fan of Total War but I will be giving this a try. Love Warhammer

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18:36 Jul-30-2015

Never played ANY of the warhammer games but this has definitely got me excited for this game, it seems like it'll be a load of fun.

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18:31 Jul-30-2015

i will stay with attila :)

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18:21 Jul-30-2015

this is the spiritual successor to warcraft 2 and I'm loin' it :D

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17:46 Jul-30-2015

hugely impressed by this - never played a total war-esque game before but this looks like a great one to start on.

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17:18 Jul-30-2015

wet dream of 13 years are getting to be true,at last :P

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18:21 Jul-30-2015

dude... just.... don't... O_O

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13:21 Jul-31-2015

oh ye,as kid I found Shogun: Total War. at same moment I was thinking Warhammer would be awesome :D so ye,this is old dream´of mine. :)

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17:02 Jul-30-2015

wonderful detailing

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16:56 Jul-30-2015

i hope there will be animation that bunch of human units use ropes and hook to bring down huge beasts :D that would be awesome!!!!!! the game look great so far, created a superb atmostphere for a fantasy battle :D

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16:45 Jul-30-2015

maybe ... this whill be awesome :D

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