There's A Total War: Warhammer III And It's Coming Out Later This Year

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Screenshot: Creative Assembly

Strategy game makers Creative Assembly announced Total War: Warhammer 3 today, and it’s coming out sometime in 2021.

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Here’s the trailer:

It shows off the Ice Queen of Kislev doing battle with her magic, and according to the studio’s press release, Total War: Warhammer 3 will mark the first time the Kislev and Cathay races have appeared in a game. Chaos factions Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh and Tzeentch will also be present.

The Total War: Warhammer games mix large scale strategic battles with powerful heroes and monsters from the Warhammer universe, and the third game looks like it will build out that cast of characters even further.

“Embarking on a new grand campaign, you will be tasked with saving or exploiting the power of a dying god,” Creative Assembly writes in its announcement. “Each race offers a unique journey through the nightmarish Chaos Realm, culminating in an endgame that will determine the fate of the world.”

The game is set to come to PC on both Steam and the Epic Games Store before the end of the year.

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DISCUSSION

Jesus Christ, that trailer was badass and I’m really excited for this game. The factions kind of made me skip Total War: Warhammer 2, especially when I heard about the Lizardman ending, but I’m all in on what seems to be Kislev here.

Something I realized when watching this is that I really dig that Kislev seems to be the force for ‘good’, whatever that means in Warhammer Fantasy, here as the game’s kind of tendency to go North=Bad was slightly eyeroll worthy at times.