Creative Assembly have graced us with a new trailer for Total War: Warhammer 3, what looks to likely be the opening cinematic for the game. In it, we get an angry Kislevite (Russia-proxy) talking about the forces of Chaos, and lo! Chaos appears. We also get the very exciting cries of BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE! and who doesn’t love that?
CA will be dropping us a gameplay trailer soon, but you can check out the cinematic below. Total War: Warhammer 3 is expected for late 2021, and you can check out their Steam page here.
So, Total War: Warhammer 3 has been announced! Cool! We saw this one coming from a ways off. Here’s a quick primer on what we know is coming in the third instalment of the Warhammer Total War games.
So off the bat, we have Kislev, the notable Russo-Poles with Winged Hussars and polar bear mounts available to us. Cool! We also see what seem to be some Chaos Dwarves in the trailer, although it looks like they might not be their own faction, as CA has said that the four Chaos Gods will be represented, but not the Chaos Dwarves specifically.
The other big news is that Grand Cathay will be in the game! Cathay is a less-known name in the Warhammer fantasy universe, but a lot of people were very excited for them, the fantasy equivalent to ancient China as the Empire is to the HRE.
We don’t know the exact details but there is a map shown in the trailer that shows a path to Grand Cathay itself, which notably exists far to the east of where the previous games took place. We can rest assured that we’ll be seeing new places when we get to stomping around again.
Mortal Empires… 2!
At some point, preumably after launch, the map will be merged with the existing maps from Total Warhammers 1 and 2, creating an absolutely gigantic map for any owners of both previous games. This will be a crazy-big map, and we’re looking forward to running around bashing heads in on it.
There are other things that CA mentioned in the aforementioned FAQ, which you can find here.
Let us know what you’re most excited for in the comments below!