Tomb Kings Rise From the Dead as First Total War: Warhammer 2 DLC

Written by Neil Soutter on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 10:00 AM
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It’s been a good few months since Total War: Warhammer 2’s launch now, and the torrent of inevitable DLC is now beginning to kick into gear. First up is Total War: Warhammer 2 - Rise of the Kings, introducing the skeletal warriors of the Tomb Kings. They’re analogous to Ancient Egyptians really, with mummies, pyramids, and giant statues with lasers shooting out of their eyes.

I’m not overly familiar with the Tomb Kings, in truth, but they look pretty damn awesome in the trailer. We’re talking skeletal horses, giant scorpions, and massive snakes. It's a hell of a line-up.

Unlike the faction packs we’ve grown used to, Rise of the Tomb Kings won’t have a supplementary story chain. Instead, Creative Assembly’s efforts have been piled into creating four unique Tomb King factions, as well as four Legendary Lords (Settra the Imperishable, High Queen Khalida, Grand Hierophant Khatep, Arkhan the Black), each with their own skills, traits, quests, legendary wargear.

The Tomb Kings also differ in that they aren’t battling for control of the Vortex in the main Eye of the Vortex campaign. Instead, they’re hunting for the nine cursed Books of Nagash, before taking these to a final climactic showdown at the Black Pyramid of Nagash. Each book that the Tomb Kings collect grants a unique bonus, as well as edging closer to victory.

“The Tomb Kings will have access to a host of new game-changing new campaign mechanics, inspired by their lore,” explains Creative Assembly. “Players will be scouring the map for the legendary Books of Nagash as the driving central narrative of the Tomb Kings campaign. Along the way they will be able to research and uncover the mysteries of ancient Nehekharan Dynasties to further expand their armies, combine exotic trade goods and Canopic Jars – the Tomb Kings’ unique resource – to craft magic items and raise fabled Legions of Legend at the Mortuary Cult, and unlock the power of their unique rites to turn the tide of conflicts with powerful abilities like shrouding their territory in deadly sandstorms.

“As Nehekharan warriors fall in battle, their essences flow to the realm of souls. As certain thresholds are reached, mass-healing and resurrection waves are triggered, reinvigorating the Tomb Kings’ armies.”

Total Warhammer: Rise of the Tomb Kings will be out on January 23rd, 2018, and will set players back around £14.

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08:40 Dec-21-2017

I still count WT: W2 as a DLC to the original, someone should calculate how much money they're pumping from us to get a full experience.

PS. The answer is 210€ for all products at MSRP, ouch

13:04 Dec-20-2017

"Well... We're fcuked - Malekith"

12:31 Dec-20-2017

Nice job.


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