SEGA announces 'Total War: Warhammer II'

A scene from the 'Total War: Warhammer II' announcement trailer. A scene from the 'Total War: Warhammer II' announcement trailer. SEGA

SEGA has announced a sequel to Total War: Warhammer with the aptly-named Total War: Warhammer II.  The game will be the second release in an ongoing partnership between developer Creative Assembly and Games Workshop, creators of the world-renowned Warhammer Fantasy Battles tabletop wargame and miniatures.

Total War: Warhammer II unveils the mystery-shrouded continents far to the west of The Old World.  The game features four new races from the Warhammer Fantasy Battles world – the High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen, and a fourth that has yet to be revealed.  In the game players will battle across enchanted isles, bleak hinterlands, treacherous swamps, and perilous jungles.

Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop, says he's thrilled to see a sequel to Total War: Warhammer in the works.

“Sega and The Creative Assembly continue to astound us with their ability in crafting the Warhammer Fantasy Battles world in further glorious pageantry, with races never realised on this scale before in a video game," he comments.  "We are proud to be in partnership with them on this next great step in the franchise.”

In Total War: Warhammer II, players will struggle for dominion over the ailing Great Vortex that has swirled for millennia above the elven homeland of Ulthuan.  Performing a series of arcane rituals, each race must save or disrupt the Vortex according to their motivations – a struggle culminating in a cataclysmic endgame.

Creative Assembly says the game will offer hundreds of hours of immersive gameplay.  Furthermore, a huge combined campaign map featuring the old and new world regions will be available for free shortly after release to players who own both Total War: Warhammer games.

Total War: Warhammer II represents the next step in our trilogy, our vision for the most incredible fantasy strategy series ever made,” said Game Director, Ian Roxburgh.  “The success of the first game has increased our ambition; we’re not only going to deliver a thrilling campaign in the sequel, but also an additional combined campaign, the biggest so far, for owners of both.”

The ESRB has not yet rated Total War: Warhammer II.

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