If you are a Warhammer fan, then this is the article for you. Last week, Total War: Warhammer 2 was officially announced with the release of a dramatic trailer featuring a few of the races doing battle in a jungle.
“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,” the studio said. “Territorial conquest is no longer enough… This is a race for control that will define the fate of the world!”
Of course, if you aren’t a fan of the main story behind the game, you can always just jump right in and start playing multiplayer battles. The choice is up to you. “You can ignore the storyline, the narrative. You don’t have to fight for the Vortex if you don’t want. Sandbox gameplay is sacrosanct to Total War,” game director Ian Roxborough said in the video.”
Have a look at the trailer below:
Like the first Total War: Warhammer, each of the races will play differently. Currently, we know of three races – High Elves, Dark Elves and the Lizardmen. But there is a fourth race that has yet to be announced. Differentiating between the two types of elves was tricky, according to animators, because of their similarities. However, the Lizardmen were something entirely different, says animator Elyse Gymer.
“Lizardmen have been a completely different experience than any other race so far,” she said. “We tried doing mo-cap for them, and we found that they were pushing too far into the human side. So we went much more animalistic [with their movements].”
The game will also attempt to address “endgame fatigue.” We’ve all been there. When you feel you just can’t play the endgame any longer. While the devs have stated that players will have to influence the Vortex, and not just by destroying your enemies over and over again, we have yet to see what this actually means.
Total War: Warhammer 2 is expected to be available later this year. That means that gamers won’t have to wait too long before they get their hands on it. By the looks of the trailer, it should be an interesting and fun experience.
What do you think about this announcement of a sequel to Total War: Warhammer? Are you looking forward to playing it or will you stick with the first one? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below
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