SEGA shocked Total War fans last Wednesday by revealing Total War 3: Warhammer 3 along with a spectacular cinematic trailer. This new turn-based strategy game, the third project between Warhammer maker Games Workshop and Total War developer Creative Assembly, will see players in a legendary battle between mortals and demons where every choice counts. The best part is that players won’t have to wait that long for them to join the clash; Total War: Warhammer 3 is set for launch later this year.
The Total War: Warhammer franchise released in 2016, featuring gameplay from the Total War franchise set in factions from the tabletop Warhammer Fantasy universe. The turn-based strategy campaigns are intertwined with real-time tactics to bring in elements from both of these famous franchises.
The franchise’s second installment, Total War: Warhammer 2, introduced two brand new campaigns and five new playable races. During its launch back in 2017, players knew that Total War: Warhammer 2 would be followed by another entry, but not much was revealed about the trilogy’s conclusion until now.
As witnessed in the cinematic trailer, Total War: Warhammer 3 takes players into the Lands of the East and Realms of Chaos for the largest war yet. According to the official news release, every choice the player makes in the campaign will influence the “reality-shattering conflict to come.”
There will also be new races from the tabletop World of Warhammer Fantasy Battles, such as Cathay and Kislev, as players take on mystical creatures, monsters, and heroes. Finally, players can pick to save or take advantage of “the power of a dying god.” In other words, players can either conquer daemons or rule them.
“Our vision, from the start, was to create a series that felt like an incredible journey through this world we all loved,” stated Game Director Ian Roxburgh. He continued on to reveal that fan support has led Games Workshop and Creative Assembly to push the third entry to “new heights.”
Similarly, the development team is excited to witness Kislev’s and Cathay’s armies join the video game realm for the first time ever. Total War: Warhammer 3 is slated to release later this year, but is now available for preorder through Epic Games, Steam, and the game’s official website.