Total War: Warhammer 2 Announced for PC, Release Set for 2017

Creative Assembly and Sega have announced to Niche Gamer Total War: Warhammer II for PC.

The upcoming sequel is the second game in the planned trilogy of games. Players can expect “hundreds of hours of immersive gameplay” in an entirely new campaign. The combined map of the original game and this sequel will be available for free shortly after launch to owners of both games.

A release is set for sometime later this year. Featured above, you can view the game’s announcement trailer. Here’s the first screenshots:

New races added in the sequel include: the High Elves, the Dark Elves, the Lizardmen, and what appears to be the Skaven (not officially announced).

Sega has provided a synopsis of what to expect from the new story campaign:

“Millennia ago, besieged by a Chaos invasion, a conclave of High Elf mages forged a vast, arcane vortex. Its purpose was to draw the Winds of Magic from the world as a sinkhole drains an ocean, and blast the Daemonic hordes back to the Realm of Chaos. Now the Great Vortex falters, and the world again stands at the brink of ruin.

Powerful forces move to heal the maelstrom and avert catastrophe. Yet others seek to harness its terrible energies for their own bitter purpose. The race is on, and the very fate of the world will lie in the hands of the victor.”

“Prince Tyrion, Defender of Ulthuan, guides the High Elves in their desperate efforts to stabilize the vortex as it roils above their home continent.

Atop his palanquin-throne, the Slann Mage-Priest Mazdamundi directs his Lizardmen war-hosts as they surge northward from Lustria. He, too, is intent on preventing cataclysm, though the methods of The Old Ones must prevail.

The Witch King Malekith and his sadistic Dark Elf hordes spew forth from Naggaroth and their labyrinthine Black Arks. He tastes great weakness in the vortex – and great opportunity in its demise.

Meanwhile a fourth, secretive race stirs, their motives obscured by sinister plots and machinations. The time for revelation is nigh…

Four races, four outcomes, a single goal: control of the Great Vortex, for good or ill.”

Here’s a breakdown for the sequel and its key features, via Sega:

The second in a trilogy and sequel to the award-winning Total War: WARHAMMER, Total War: WARHAMMER II brings players a breathtaking new narrative campaign, set across the vast continents of Lustria, Ulthuan, Naggaroth and the Southlands. The Great Vortex Campaign builds pace to culminate in a definitive and climactic endgame, an experience unlike any other Total War title to date.

Playing as one of 8 Legendary Lords across 4 iconic races from the world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles, players must succeed in performing a series of powerful arcane rituals in order to stabilise or disrupt The Great Vortex, while foiling the progress of the other races. Each Legendary Lord has a unique geographical starting position, and each race offers a distinctive new playstyle with unique campaign mechanics, narrative, methods of war, armies, monsters, Lores of Magic, legendary characters, and staggering new battlefield bombardment abilities.

Shortly after launch, owners of both the original game and Total War™ WARHAMMER II will gain access to the colossal new combined campaign. Merging the landmasses of The Old World plus Naggaroth, Lustria, Ulthuan and the Southlands into a single epic map, players may embark on monumental campaigns as any owned Race from both titles.

In case you missed it, you can find our review for the original Total War: Warhammer here (we highly recommend it!).

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  1. acidthorn
    March 31, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Jesus christ, not even a year passed before the first one.

  2. Malascus
    March 31, 2017 at 11:57 am

    That cow ain’t gonna milk itself.

  3. bgrunge
    March 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I like the skaven- fav. race to play as in Blood Bowl. Can’t touch my recievers! (But if you do they will snap in half like a twig)

  4. Madbrainbox
    March 31, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    They are a very fun race to be sure.And I’ll enjoy them very much.
    But my first playtrough will be most likely with the High Elves.

  5. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    March 31, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    They aren’t wasting any time, huh?

  6. Madbrainbox
    March 31, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Many fan favorites are still missing so I don’t think there’s reason to complain there.If the game doesn’t end up being a rushed pile of shit.That’s,sadly,a possibility.

  7. AnarKreig
    March 31, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Maybe, I don’t know, fix the first game first?

  8. InfectedAI
    March 31, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Remove Denuvo while they’re at it.

  9. TophatKiyaki
    April 1, 2017 at 1:11 am

    So…it’s an expansion?

  10. Fenrir007
    April 1, 2017 at 3:59 am

    I’ll wait for the GOTY bundle with all 3 games in it, thank you very much.

  11. Madbrainbox
    April 1, 2017 at 11:23 pm