Friday, June 16, 2017

Warhammer is getting one more race this summer



Total War: Warhammer developer Creative Assembly has confirmed that it still has at least one more content pack in development for the game.

In a blog post, the developer said that the next pack will indeed be called The Old Friend and will be tied to an event later this summer.

Expect something “along the lines of the Blood Knight Free-LC,” though it’s not necessarily going to be a new unit. It also definitely won’t be Kislev, as some speculated, but a new race has been confirmed.

“We’d been thinking about what sort of content could be added to the first game, and what that might be,” the blog post reads.

“We’ve hit on something we think is a pretty good opportunity to add some more content to the game, so there will be a new Race Pack released later in the year, before Warhammer 2 is released.”

Whatever this DLC is, it’s going to add some unique gameplay mechanics, Creative Assembly promised. Alongside the DLC, a free update will be released for the game.
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

'Total War: Warhammer 2' Update: Sequel Looks Visually Awesome in Latest Trailer; Dev Offers First Look at Lizardmen Hordes Re



'Total War: Warhammer 2' latest trailer teases first closer look at Lizardmen hordes in visually stunning graphics.


"Total War: Warhammer 2" looks visually awesome in latest in-engine trailer. Creative Assembly has also teased a first closer look at one of the four playable races to be introduced in the sequel.


In the most recent in-engine trailer for "Total War: Warhammer 2", the game developer unfolds an amazing better visual graphics. The video also reveals the Lizardmen hordes, one of the new playable races in the sequel. go berserk through the forests of Lustria.

It is noted that these reptilian warriors are known to be one of legendary races in the Warhammer universe. However, its civilization has been reduced to near extinction by the Great Cataclysm and currently lies in ruin.


The Slann Mage priest is the only one to remain alive and survive the catastrophe. He now takes the lead to gather the Lizardmen troops and bring their empire back to its old glory.


This race stands up to a noble cause as enactors of the Great Plan and they only aspire to protect the world and bring back the order. Apparently, they have to kill what comes in sight to do so.


"It is time to march on the Fallen Gates. The Elf servants have blasphemed not just by leaving Ulthuan, but by daring to interfere with the Cosmic Gates," the promo description read. "For such a heinous transgressions, the Elves must be punished as decreed by Mazdamundi, the Lord of the Solar City."


As for the visual, "Total War: Warhammer 2" looks more awesome and stunning in the latest in-engine trailer. However, the game developer reportedly intends to always make the trailers' graphics look much more stunning as compared to the the actual game, Game Debate reported.


Among the notable improvements and changes coming to "Total War: Warhammer 2" when it releases later this 2017 on PC are the four new playable races and an endgame. The fourth race remains a secret at this time but many fans believe it to be Skaven.


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Friday, May 12, 2017

Total War: Warhammer 2 Gets First In-Engine Trailer, See It Here



Following the game's announcement in March, Sega today released the first in-engine trailer for Total War: Warhammer II.

The spotlights the Lizardmen, who are described as "ancient, cold-blooded warriors" who fight on the behalf of the Old Ones. The Lizardmen are one of the four playable races in the game, joining the previously announced High Elves and Dark Elves. The fourth will be announced later.

Sega also confirmed today that Warhammer II will be playable on the E3 show floor in June. For the first time ever, this year's E3 is open to the public.

While still promising to offer the classic Total War style of gameplay, Sega and Creative Assembly claim Warhammer II features a "new style of narrative campaign." Each of the four races is competing to either save or destroy the Great Vortex over Ulthuan, and you'll have to rush to do so before anyone else can. This "struggle culminat[es] in a cataclysmic endgame."

Warhammer II does not yet have a specific release date, but it's due out sometime before the end of 2017. A third game is also expected in the future, as this series has been announced as a trilogy.
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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Total War: Warhammer 2 latest news: release date, gameplay, and trailers



Total War: Warhammer 2 is, as the name might suggest, the sequel to 2016's Total War: Warhammer, and will once again feature classic Total War gameplay set in the high fantasy world of Games Workshop's tabletop game Warhammer.

It's worth noting that Total War: Warhammer 2 is set in the original Warhammer fantasy setting, and not the arguably better known sci-fi world of Warhammer 40,000. If you'd like to play a strategy game set in that universe, your best bet is the excellent Dawn of War 3.
When is Total War: Warhammer 2's release date?

Right now, all we know is that we should expect the game some time in 2017, which is a bit broad.

The first game was released on 24 May 2016, and it's clear that the sequel won't make a similar date this year. Instead, especially given it was only announced in March, it seems more likely to expect the game later in the year - we'd imagine some time in October or November.

We'll update this article with more concrete information once we have it.
What platforms will it come out on?

At launch, the game will be a Windows PC exclusive, but it won't stay that way. While it almost certainly won't arrive on any of the consoles, developer Creative Assembly says in an FAQ that "plans for Mac & Linux versions will be announced later in the year."





What are the pre-order options?

Again, as of yet we don't know, but we can make some educated guesses. The first Total War: Warhammer game included three playable factions by default, with a fourth (Chaos Warriors) included as a bonus for players pre-ordered or bought the game in its first week, and later a paid DLC option.

With that in mind, and given that the devs have confirmed the sequel includes four factions once again, we expect the fourth, as-yet-unannounced faction (more on that below) to be a bonus for pre-orders and early adopters, and later release as paid DLC.

As for price, the first game launched at £39.99/$59.99, and we'd expect to see the same again.

Speaking of, if you missed out on the original and want to play it before the sequel arrives, you can still pick it up on Steam at full price, but UK readers are better off heading to Amazon, which has the Old World Edition of the game, including DLC faction Bretonnia and an exclusive short story, for just £31.99 at the time of writing.


What about the gameplay?

Anyone who's played the first game, or any Total War game really, should be familiar with what to expect from this: turn-based overworld strategy with giant battles, and a campaign building towards total world domination.

Still, there are a few changes here. None of the playable factions from the first Total War: Warhammer are returning, and instead there are four new ones. Those are the High Elves, Dark Elves, and Lizardmen, with a fourth yet to be announced - though the launch trailer (at the top of the page) gives us a pretty strong hint.

The four races will be battling for control of the Great Vortex, a "vast magical maelstrom" that lies at the centre of the game's new campaign. You'll have to wage war across four continents with the combined aims of dominating the map and controlling the Vortex, the latter giving you access to new powers and abilities.

Naval units are another new addition to the campaign, as the four continents are separated by seas, though naval battles will be auto-resolved, rather than playable.

You don't need to have played the first game to follow the narrative of the sequel, but owning both will unlock some pretty exciting features. For one, any races you own from the original, including through DLC, will be playable in multiplayer here.

More than that though, owning both games will unlock one giant combined campaign including both game's maps and main factions. That won't be available at launch, but will be added as a free update shortly after release - weeks, not months, apparently.
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This is the second game in a planned trilogy, so expect to see all three games combine even more in the final entry, whenever that arrives in the next couple of years.

You can find out more about what to expect from the campaign - and how the Great Vortex fits into it - in this video released by the developers:
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade now has a free-to-play tier


Released late last year, Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade didn't quite meet the rather lofty expectations of Warhammer enthusiasts, but for anyone still curious there's now a free-to-play version for the persistent world MMO / third-person shooter. Well, "free-to-play" isn't quite the right term, and it's clearly one Bandai Namco is hopeful to avoid: there's a free version, which slows down progress and gives you access to one class.

To elaborate: the free version gives you access to one of the five classes in the game, though your progress will be slowed down to a third of what it is in the full game. If at any time you want to upgrade to the full version, just purchase 20,000 credits and you'll get all classes, the correct progress speed and 20,000 for the bank.

In any case, it's available on Steam right now so if you had any inclination to play the game there's now no excuse. Sam spoke to the team behind the game last year, and there's some interesting stuff in there about the potential future of the angry-space-marines sim.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Warhammer Version 1.4.3 Going Live Soon


The latest update for Warhammer Online is set to go live in about 13 hrs from now, at 8:00 am EST tomorrow. Version 1.4.3 is a pretty small update, with the biggest change being the new two-week long live event Sigmartide, which honors its first Emperor and man-turned-God, Sigmar.

A new group of RvR accessory sets will also be available to players. The new set is designed to fit in with the high-end armor sets, but they are only temporary items that last 9 days. The new update will also give WAR players the opportunity to change their characters name through the EA store by purchasing Name Change Token codes.

Of course the Scenarios are being reorder. No new scenarios are being introduces in version 1.4.3, but some old ones are returning, some are retiring and others are shifting tiers. For full details, check the official Warhammer Online site.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! PTS City Test 5/16

Greetings!

Due to some technical difficulties we were unable to fully test The Inevitable City during last night's Public City test, so we're bringing the whole gang back for one more night of no holds barred PTS City Testing! This SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY at 8:00 PM EDT we'll be hoisting the banner of WAR and invading the streets of The Inevitable City on the Warpstone Public Test Server. As has been the case with the last 2 tests, only character copies will be enabled, no templates, so be sure to copy your characters over early! For information on how to access the Warpstone PTS and how to copy your characters over, please read here.

But wait, there's more!

Everyone who comes to Sunday night's test will be entered in a random drawing to win 1 of 6 copies of the Collector's Edition versions of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning autographed by the development team!

So come one, come all, and we'll see you on Warpstone!


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