After yesterday’s general tour of the Total War: Warhammer 2 campaign map, Creative Assembly have now released some Dark Elf gameplay. It’s twelve minutes of campaign activities, showing some of the unique Dark Elf mechanics.

    Malekith (and Morathi’s) lads are able to use Black Arks as mobile reinforcement stations, and as bombardment support during land battles. As you’d perhaps expect of the Dark Elves, they have a slave-based economy. More slaves means more generated wealth, but also an increased risk of rebellion. You also need to use slaves to conduct Rites that can provide battle buffs or produce more Black Arks.

    The video also shows a few more features coming to Total War: Warhammer 2. It’s possible to spend gold to produce ‘intervention’ armies; an AI force that will spawn near opponents conducting Vortex rituals and attempt to disrupt them. In a more UI-related change, you can now customise and determine exactly what is shown of AI moves during the End Turn sequence.

    This footage ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, ahead of Malekith’s assault on a Ulthuan settlement. Apparently that battle will be shown tomorrow, so expect another video. For those keeping track of the Malekith voice situation – he sounds more like the original trailer in these campaign segments.


    Peter Parrish

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