The hordes of Chaos will finally hit the battlefield this year with Total War: Warhammer 3, announced today by Creative Assembly and Sega. Together with the four main flavors of Chaos (Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh and Tzeentch), the third game in the strategy series will add the polar bear riding Kislev and the China analogue Cathay. Here, watch a Kislev ice witch give a demon and a kick in the movie trailer.
The series has so far been one of the best strategy games, so yes, thank you more. Third, the great campaign is about “saving or harnessing the power of a dying god.”
The Creative Assembly is still planning to release a massive map that rolls all three games into a campaign, for people who own all three, although they note in a FAQ that “currently our focus is on Total War: Warhammer III.” The Mortal Empires campaign ended up hitting Twarhammer 2 a month after launch, and this makes it sound like Twarhammer 3s may also follow later.
Total Warhammer 3 is coming to Epic as well as Steam, and they plan to bring the first two as well. If you already own either Steam, it’s probably best to stick to Steam, as you do not have access to the others or their DLC on Epic. So you need all three in the same store to play the combined map, and so on. While they “hope” to implement a way for people to connect to Steam and Epic accounts, do not trust it. “We can not guarantee this functionality at any time at the moment,” they say, “but will continue to work towards it in collaboration with the store front operators.”
Total War: Warhammer 3 is coming later this year on Steam and the Epic Games Store. It will be on at least Windows at launch, with Mac and Linux versions from Feral Interactive coming “as close to launch day as possible”. They plan to offer a Race Pack as an “Early Adopter Bonus” for people who pre-order or buy during the first week.
Release: Oh hey, our co-founder Alec Meer (RPS in peace) has written for Total Warhammer 3.