Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:35pm 22/06/17 | 0 Comments
When it was first announced a lot of people, including us, were wondering why a sequel to the excellent Total War: Warhammer was coming so soon. Thinking more along the lines of how different could it be. Well, in a new video that showcases the new campaign map with some great narration we can put those concerns to bed. Total War: Warhammer II looks very different to the first game. And just as impressive.
The journey begins in the High Elves’ homeland of Ulthuan, where The Great Vortex crackles with magical energy on the Isle of the Dead; its dangerously unstable presence a magnificent but ominous sight that dominates the immediate landscape. The High Elves who reside there are led by Prince Tyrion and, as the video swoops down towards the White Tower of Hoeth and past the Fortress Gates of Ulthuan, you begin to get an understanding of the proud, highly developed people who live there.
Across the treacherous oceans and into Lustria, we see several races from the Old World who have set up outposts, while rogue armies roam the continent in search of riches. You will need to decide whether to enlist them to your cause or put them to the sword in your quest for dominance. The ruins of ancient cities, overrun by the jungle-landscape are there to be exploited… will you build new settlements there, or risk calamity while you delve them for treasure, magical artefacts, and other rewards?
The new campaign map looks good, and the focus on new locations and races adds a different flavour to the dark Chaos invasion of the first game. In fact even though the fantasy aspect looks to have been expanded on quite extensively, with multiple starting locations and new varied end-game considerations it's also quintessential Total War.
Total War: Warhammer II has a release date of September 28 for PC.