We’ve known for a while that Creative Assembly had a deal with Games Workshop to create games in the Warhammer universe, but now we have the trailer for a franchise-themed spin off for Total War. Along with the trailer they put
“Our rules have changed, and with change comes war on a scale as yet unimagined.
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. All at YOUR command.
In the turn-based campaign game of statecraft & empire building, you 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.”
This is great news for the single player campaign has not been left out and is their main focus for the game. Creative Assembly isn’t just announcing Total War: Warhammer, but also two additional standalone expansions. They claim it will be a trilogy of games that, combined with extra content packs, will “create the single largest Total War experience ever”.
With the fall of sales Warrhammer have pushed for the welcome in the computer gaming world with Total War: Warhammer and Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide (set to release the second half of 2015 developed by Fatshark) read article here
Is this to get more people into the tabletop wargame and modelling, or are they just rolling with the changes on how people now play games? Ether way I’m glad to see Games Workshop doing something about the dwindling sales.
Update: The Creative Assembly have clarified the playable factions in a statement to Videogamer,
“SEGA has provided further details on the game and its story, suggesting that players will get to lead three factions into war: Orcs and Goblins; Dwarfs; and the Vampire Counts.”