Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Total War: Warhammer
Total War: Warhammer was officially announced today as the latest addition to the Total War video game series. No release date yet, but this game has been in the works for awhile now. Although it was "leaked" back in January, the original deal with Games Workshop and Sega was announced and posted on this blog way back in December 2012.
The game will include the Men of the Empire, Orcs & Goblins, Dwarfs, Vampire Counts. This is also the first in a trilogy of standalone titles, so it will be fun to see how this all comes together. As part of the announcement we also get a nice little cinematic trailer including my boy Emperor Karl Franz. :-)
From the article:
"The valiant Karl Franz marshals the men of the Empire, seeking to unite the fractured elector counts under a banner of strength against their common enemies," reads an official synopsis. "Hungry for the vicious brutality of combat, the Greenskins flock to the tribe of Grimgor Ironhide; Orcs and Goblins alike filled with an insatiable thirst for carnage.
"High King Thorgrim orders the stoic Dwarfs forth from their mountain strongholds, marching to vengefully right the grave injustices dealt to them over the millennia. "Yet the motives of the Vampire Counts under Mannfred von Carstien are shrouded in murderous secrecy, his armies raised from the rotting ranks of the dead.
"And while the Old World becomes torn by betrayal, war and the unleashing of unfathomable power, a greater threat still whispers in the winds from the north. The fabric of reality itself begins to rend and buckle…"
UPDATE: I thought I'd throw in this interesting little article on the best Warhammer video games over the years. I really haven't been into video/computer games for awhile now (still think they're neat!), but I remember having hours of fun playing Dark Omen and Final Liberation.