There’s a good buzz surrounding Total War: Warhammer, as perhaps the best suited combination of gameplay and a licensed universe. Fans of both the videogame series and the popular tabletop game can circle 28th April 2016 on their calendars, as Sega have announced this to be the game’s release date.
Of course, no game release would be complete these days without some pre-order bonuses and special editions, and this game’s locks the Chaos race behind that barrier. The Chaos Warriors Race Pack adds three new Legendary Lords who you can play as to lead your Chaos Warrior armies and crush everything that stands in your way. The downside to being a Chaos Warrior Lord is that end up with so much gravel in your throat that it makes Bane’s rendition in The Dark Knight Rises sound like a masterclass in intelligibility.
Finally, there are two special edition physical releases, with the Limited Edition featuring a metal case and coming with a strategy guide. That guide and metal case are also included in the limited run High King Edition, with the following contents:
- Grudge Ring: This quality metal ring, with a rotating inner band is perfect to spin whilst brooding over grudges and plotting revenge. Six numbered bevels on the inner hoop allow the ring to double as a fully functioning die.
- Slayer’s Whetstone Pendant: Made of genuine, functional whetstone and inscribed with the talismanic Master Rune of Spite, this hefty trinket would be treasured and jealously guarded by any self-respecting Slayer, who aims to keep a keen edge on their blades.
- Dwarfen Drinking Horn & Stand: Toast your victories with this beautifully decorated drinking horn; wrought with icons and sigils in the Dwarfen craftsman style. Suitable for both display and practical use, it can hold a full pint and comes complete with its own unique metal display stand. Please note, liquid cannot be ‘sipped’ from this drinking horn, it may only be ‘quaffed’.
- Canvas Map: Plan your campaigns of conquest as any High King should with this gorgeously illustrated canvas map of the game world.
- Integrated Artbook: Integrated into the High King Edition’s impressive packaging is a large art book featuring exclusive concepts.
- Metal Case: Protect your game disks from the perilous dangers of the Old World with this exclusive metal case.
- Insider Guide: A printed strategy guide for Total War: WARHAMMER; this book will help get you started with the game and offers invaluable tactical advice to help you dominate the battlefields of the Old World.
- Chaos Warriors Race Pack: The Chaos Warriors Race Pack offers a new playable race with a full roster of bloodthirsty units, terrifying mounts and monstrous creatures. Lead the corrupted Chaos hordes as one of three new playable Legendary Lords and embrace the Ruinous Powers as you embark on brand new quest chains, unlocking powerful items and gaining the favour of the dark Chaos Gods.
Of course, that edition will set you back a pretty penny, coming in at £99.99 plus postage and packaging.
Source: press release