Ah, now this is more like it. A new 17-minute gameplay walkthrough of Total War: Warhammer takes us through an entire turn of Creative Assembly’s upcoming fantasy strategy game. First things first, the map looks absolutely awesome, taking in many of the Warhammer Fantasy landmarks from the Southern Badlands all the way up to The Frozen Sea and the the Helspire Mountains. It looks truly vast, and it’s worth mentioning the two planned sequels will be bolting on even more land mass.
"Fans of both Total War and Warhammer have been desperate to see what kind of slant we've put on the campaign map design for Total War: Warhammer," said Total War: Warhammer’s game director, Ian Roxburgh. A fly-by takes us over the whole lot, with the map showcasing an impressive level of detail above and beyond what we’ve seen with the series until now. There’s stacks of detail in the environments, including a towering spire which amplifies the magic of all around it, and majestic bridges spanning Dwarven mountain peaks.
"We've gone to great pains to ensure we bring the hugely popular, lore-detailed world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles to life with the most detailed and graphically impressive campaign map we've created to date,” explains Roxburgh.
Everything points towards a bit of a jaw-dropping outing for Total War. Which is just as well, because Creative Assembly finds itself having to claw back fan support following muted responses to Attila and Rome II. The announcement of the Chaos race as pre-order DLC certainly hasn’t helped matters either, causing a massive amount of backlash that continues to bubble up any time Total War: Warhammer is mentioned.
Not long to go now, Total War: Warhammer is out on April 28th for PC.