Creative Assembly have shared a Total War: Warhammer III Grand Cathay trailer, showing off the highly anticipated Grand Cathay faction for the coming sequel.
The Chinese-inspired nation of Grand Cathay has always existed in Warhammer Fantasy‘s The Old World, but has always been regulated to the background. The Kingdom of the Dragon has largely been a mystery, with only brief excerpts of lore scattered throughout Warhammer Fantasy‘s eight editions, and has never been playable in any form until now.
Leading Grand Cathay is Miao Ying, an immortal dragon that takes a human form to rule over the nation. You can see the armies of Grand Cathay fend off an invasion of Tzeentch daemons in the trailer below.
Here’s the Total War: Warhammer III Grand Cathay trailer:
You can find a 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?