Sega and developer Creative Assembly have announced grand strategy RTS title Total War: Warhammer III.
Players must choose to stand against the forces of the Realm of Chaos and their followers, or give into the temptation to work for them and gain dark and terrible powers. The game takes place in the kingdoms of Kislev and Grand Cathay; both now venturing into the Realm of Chaos.
As stated on Warhammer Community, Tzarina Katarin leads the Kislev, while players will also be able to command the factions of the four Chaos Gods; Nurgle, Slaanesh, Tzeentch, and Korne. Designs for the upcoming Warhammer The Old World tabletop game are also being utilized for the game.
The Dragon Empire of Cathay is also briefly teased at the end of the announcement trailer; oft hinted at in lore within the universe, but appearing for the first time in the game.
You can find the announcement trailer below.
You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below
Far beyond the world and its petty wars there exists a dimension of pure, malevolent magic: The Realm of Chaos. It is a terrible place, incomprehensible to the mortal mind. It whispers promises of power, but to behold it is to be seduced by it. To relinquish your soul to it. To become it.
The four Ruinous Powers rule over this place, ever seeking to slip their bonds and engulf the world in a tide of daemonic corruption. Nurgle, the plague god; Slaanesh, the lord of excess; Tzeentch, the changer of ways; and Khorne, the god of blood and slaughter.
On the border between the worlds, two mighty kingdoms stand sentinel: the stern warriors of Kislev and the vast empire of Grand Cathay. But each is beset by its own trials, and now both have cause to cross the threshold and send their armies into the Realm of Chaos.
The world stands on a precipice. A single push will plunge it into cataclysm.
And there is one who schemes to achieve just that, an ancient figure who desires nothing less than to wield supreme power. But to succeed, he will need a champion…
The coming conflict will engulf all. Will you conquer your daemons? Or command them?