Total War: Warhammer first gameplay footage released

Total War: Warhammer first gameplay footage released

Creative Assembly has finally released gameplay footage for Total War: Warhammer, which shows the Battle of Black Fire Pass.

This video was first shown at E3 but was not publicly available until now. The video features a battle between the Empire led by Emperor Karl Franz and a Greenskin horde led by Orc Warboss Grimgor Ironhide.

According to the video itself, this battle will be part of the Empire’s quest-line, triggering once Karl Franz is sufficiently levelled up. This suggests Total War: Warhammer will have slightly more of a narrative structure than the more open-ended battlefield affairs seen in previous Total War titles.

Commentary is included so you know exactly what’s going on as the two forces clash on the battlefield. The battle is described as scripted, and is denoted as alpha footage. So it’s work-in-progress stuff to an extent.

Interesting features on show include flying units in combat, powerful spells (with the caveat that Creative Assembly don’t want to make theseĀ too overpowered,) and first person unit control on the flying Doomdiver unit. You’ll also see plenty of classic Warhammer units in action, like vomiting trolls, Imperial Outriders, and Wyverns.

Total War: Warhammer will be with us in 2016.

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    • davidtheslayer

      That gameplay trailer was cool. I can see that goblin doom diver spam might be a problem for generals at the start of battle, also I’m glad CA pointed out cavalry impact was lacking. They also need to focus on the monsters having more unique attacks than two and that they and the troops around them aren’t just standing around like previous Total War series. Still, it looks good and if they focus on those things wecould really have a good total war game in our hands!