17-Minute Total War: Warhammer Video Takes Us Through An Entire Greenskin Turn

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Dec 3, 2015 4:30 PM
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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.

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10:39 Dec-04-2015

I'd like to see some siege gameplay. These cities/fortresses look really interesting so fighting a battle inside them I think is going to be great. But I want to see what CA are doing with sieges, I can imagine a lot of what they brought in for Attila will remain (progressive destruction, defensive positions etc.) but it will be interesting to see what changes they make for Warhammer that will also be in place for future games.

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18:56 Dec-03-2015

HL 3 confirmed at valve.software

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19:53 Dec-03-2015

Cake is a lie !

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21:40 Dec-03-2015

sorry, it's a fansite. I got carried away

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17:20 Dec-03-2015

it takes every fiber of my body and all of my willpower not to watch that video!!!
More than 4 months away...
what am I supposed to play in the mean time?

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17:25 Dec-03-2015

I play BF4...because R2 fails to even launch after most recent DeI update...and Attila ran into gamebreaking bug as Roman Separatists turn game crashes for some reason and it's not fixed yet. but gonna be long 4 months tbh...I did watch that vid,loved almost everything in it :P

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16:38 Dec-03-2015

I have never managed to play those Total War games. I can play Starcraft, Command & Conquer, Supreme Commander, Civilization, Age of Empires and Anno but not Total War. Sure there are other hardcore strategy games but no other game is close to Total War's level. So i deeply respect anyone who can play this game.

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