Publisher Sega and developer The Creative Assembly have released a new gameplay video for Total War: Warhammer, which is based on Games Workshop’s fantasy series.
The footage is 12-minutes long and gives us an example of one of the game’s Quest Battles. In it, we get our first look at the AI-controlled Bretonnia faction as it faces off against the Greenskin army of Lord Azhag the Slaughterer. The gameplay depicted has been captured from a beta build and features some displays of battlefield magic as well as returning mechanics including Guard Mode.
The Bretonnians are shaping up nicely and will hopefully be available as a playable faction in a future DLC. Check them out in action in the above video.
Warhammer is something of a break for the Total War series, which has traditionally been rooted in real historical eras and conflicts such as last year’s excellent Total War: Attila. It won’t be the only strategy game The Creative Assembly releases this year that’s not based on real events; Halo Wars 2 is set for release at the end of the year for PC and Xbox One.
Total War: Warhammer launches on April 28th on PC. Aside from the standard version, the game will also come in a limited run High King Edition featuring various included bonuses which are listed here.
The Creative Assembly certainly seems to be bringing Games Workshop’s series to life faithfully. Let us know if you’ll be picking it up when it launches in April. For more on the game, check out our dedicated tag.