Last week, Creative Assembly put up a countdown that hinted towards a Total War Warhammer 2 trailer.
Earlier this morning the countdown finally ended, and the trailer showed us the new factions that will be coming in the sequel: The High Elves, the Dark Elves, the Lizardmen, and possibly even the Skaven.
All of these factions are some of the other major players in the Warhammer Fantasy Battles world that Total War: Warhammer is based off of.
The focus of the campaign for the Total War Warhammer sequel focuses around the Great Vortex, a gigantic magical cyclone that serves as a focus point for the Winds of Magic that allow players to use spells.
The Vortex currently keeps the Forces of Chaos at bay, and without it there would be more Chaos Demon incursions and mutations. In the Total War Warhammer 2 trailer, the High Elves, Dark Elves, and Lizardmen are all fighting over different ways to use the Vortex.
The Lizardmen’s Legendary Lord Mage-Priest Mazdamundi and the High Elf prince Tyrion want to stabilize the portal, while the Witch-King Malekith of the Dark Elves wants to destroy it and capitalize on the chaos.
However, there may be a fourth faction, the ratlike Skaven, with even more sinister designs, and who will stand against every other faction to turn the Vortex to their own ends.
Total War Warhammer 2 will be merging with the original Total War Warhammer game, melding the regions of the Southlands, Lustria, Ulthuan, and Naggaroth together with the Old World of the previous game.
While there are still areas of the world that have yet to be made, they’ll likely appear in the final major expansion of the game.
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