Sega has released a new trailer for Total War Warhammer 3 (after accidentally releasing a low quality version of it a little earlier today), setting the scene for the epic battles that fans can expect to cap off the cross-over trilogy of games. With the forces of Chaos threatening to consume the world, the frigid lands of Kislev and their hardened warriors brace themselves to repel the invaders, acting as a bulwark for the rest of the world.
The trailer shows off plenty of new units that we can expect to see, with the melee focussed forces of Khorne invading. Arrayed against them are the armies of Kislev (inspired by Russia, obviously), riding bears into battle. It all comes to a head as a towering demon leaps into battle with a gigantic elemental ice bear, before giving us a glimpse of the Realms of Chaos.
Of course, Khorne is just one of the Warhammer world’s Chaos gods, with Nurgle, Slaanesh and Tzeentch yet to be revealed in the game. There’s also the empire of Grand Cathay that will stand alongside Kislev.
Announced back in February, Total War: Warhammer III will feature a new grand campaign, tasking you with saving or exploiting a dying god, with each race having a different journey through the Chaos Realm that builds up to an endgame to decide the fate of the world.
The first Total War: Warhammer was centred around the Old World (a fantasy representation of Europe), while Total War: Warhammer II looked to the lands to the West where the High Elves had retreated to, leaving the eastern reaches of the Warhammer world as unexplored territory for Warhammer III to explore. This was the plan all along, of course, with Creative Assembly embarking on a trilogy to explore these different realms. The surprise, perhaps, is that it’s taken this length of time. The first game arrived in May of 2016, and followed in September 2017 by the sequel. It’s now going to be approaching a 4 year wait for the third instalment.
Total War: Warhammer III will be out for PC, Mac and Linux in late 2021, coming to both Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Source: press release