Total War: Warhammer 2 Announced, Hits Later This Year

The sequel to the recently released Total War: Warhammer was just announced at EGX Rezzed.

Total War: Warhammer 2 will feature new races from the Warhammer Fantasy Battles World: the High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen, and an unknown race that will be revealed soon. Each race will feature its own campaign mechanics. There will be four new continents in the sequel: Ulthuan, Naggaroth, The Southlands, and Lustria. 

Here's the game's synopsis: 

“Players will struggle for dominion over the ailing Great Vortex that has swirled for millennia above the elven homeland of Ulthuan. Performing a series of arcane rituals, each race must save or disrupt the Vortex according to their motivations – a struggle culminating in a cataclysmic endgame. Territorial conquest is no longer enough… this is a race for control that will define the fate of the world.”

When you own both titles

Right after Total War: Warhammer 2's launch, players that also own the original game will gain access to the colossal new combined campaign that merges the landmasses of the Old World plus the four new continents mentioned above. Players can then play campaigns of any owned race from both titles. 

It's quite a surprise to get an announcement of a sequel this early considering that the first game was just released last May 2016.

The strategy game is planned to be a trilogy from the start, and while there's no official release date for Total War: Warhammer 2, it's slated for a release sometime this year for PC.