First Total War: Warhammer Gameplay Footage Online


If you grew up in the UK, Warhammer would have played a large part of your childhood. Rushing to the local Games Workshop on a Saturday morning after saving up to buy a new battalion to add to your expanding army, then having your room smell of paint and running freezing water under your hands to wash away the superglue are always events to look back on fondly.

And while it may have taken a hit in popularity lately, mostly due to the expansion of digital media (Games Workshop have a yearly revenue of only around $200 million), at least Warhammer is finally getting represented fairly in the video game medium.

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And about time too. Total War: Warhammer is the first Warhammer Fantasy game since 2009’s Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, although there’s been several Warhammer 40,000 titles.

Developed by Total War creators The Creative Assembly and published by Sega (who secured the license to Games Workshop video games after the closure of THQ), the game will bring the classic military tactics and strategy to the fantasy universe, and factions confirmed so far include the Empire, Orcs, Dwarves, and the Undead with creatures including trolls, dragons, and griffins.

The gameplay looks awesome, a perfect mix of Total War and Warhammer without compromising either of the two. Unfortunately it looks like we can expect a T rating for the time being, but as The Creative Assembly have released gore mods as downloadable DLC for previous Total War games, and Sega are known for publishing some of the most violent games in existence (MadWorld, House of the Dead: Overkill, AvP, and Condemned to name but a few), some gore DLC is to be expected.

And we won’t have long to wait for other Warhammer games. Warhammer 40,000: Regicide will be released on August 26, and then we also have Space Hulk: Deathwing, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, Eternal Crusade, and Blood Bowl 2 (although that last one’s not strictly Warhammer).

Thank you, Sega, for realizing the sheer awesomeness of Games Workshop and taking it a hell of a lot more seriously than THQ ever did.

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