We’re getting closer and closer to Total War: Warhammer III‘s planned launch later this year. So far, Creative Assembly has revealed the unit rosters for Kislev’s soldiers and Khorne’s forces. These are but two of the factions we’ll see in the game. Furthermore, we can expect Total War: Warhammer III to include Grand Cathay, as well as the daemon hordes that worship Slaanesh, Tzeentch, and Nurgle.
However, we won’t see any major reveals for the rest of July or even in August. Instead, Creative Assembly will be taking a short break, promising that the next showcases will happen from September onwards.
Total War: Warhammer III – Concept art for Tzeentch, Slaanesh, and Nurgle daemon units
From the latest Total War: Warhammer III blog post, the unveiling of Grand Cathay will occur around September. The faction, Warhammer Fantasy Battles‘ depiction of China, was crafted in collaboration with Games Workshop. Considering that Grand Cathay was never an official faction in the tabletop, there are bound to be loads of surprises when it’s fully showcased in a couple of months. Moreover, Cathay’s mechanics aren’t the only ones that we’ll delve into, but we’ll also see major reworks to the siege system. Given how players have been asking for tweaks to siege battles, we’ve got our fingers crossed that the developers would be able to deliver.
Also, as mentioned earlier, the subsequent reveals will cover the remaining Daemons of Chaos “mono-god” factions (i.e., Tzeentch, Slaanesh, and Nurgle). Still, Creative Assembly has teased a few units that will be part of each roster. For instance, you can see the Soulgrinder of Tzeentch in the featured image up top. The Changer of Ways’ worshippers will also have the Herald of Tzeentch.
Meanwhile, Grandfather Nurgle will have his assortment of plague-bearing denizens, including the annoying Rotflies and the gibbering Nurglings. For Slaaneshi forces, we’ve got concept art for the Exalted Chariot of Slaanesh and the iconic Daemonettes (seen below).
Creative Assembly also promised additional reveals about the early adopter bonus. Likewise, there will be a few more surprises in due course. We’re entering speculation territory now, but, since we’re seeing “mono-god” groupings for the Daemons of Chaos, I’m genuinely hoping that one such surprise includes a Chaos Undivided faction led by Be’lakor. Moreover, since The Silence & The Fury‘s free update added Ogre Mercenaries, I’d be remiss not to consider the inclusion of the Ogre Kingdoms, and perhaps a fully playable Dogs of War contingent as well.
In any case, we’ve only got to wait a few months to see what Creative Assembly has cooked up. For now, you can pre-order Total War: Warhammer III via its Steam store page. Lastly, if you happen to own the current game’s latest DLC, then don’t forget to check out our guides and features hub for Total War: Warhammer II – The Silence & The Fury.