Total War: Warhammer II by Creative Assembly has just been announced with a release date still unknown. It will bring the players back into the fantasy world with four continents and four playable races. the game will have both single and multiplayer campaigns available for all races.
Sega just announced the second part of their fantasy trilogy - Total War: Warhammer II. The second instalment will be coming sometime later this year.
Total War has a long history as a strategy game developed by Sega. Each Total War game had its roots in the real-world history, until the release of Total War: Warhammer in May of last year.
Warhammer II "brings players a breath-taking new narrative campaign, set across the vast continents of Lustria, Ulthuan, Naggaroth and the Southlands. The Great Vortex Campaign builds pace to culminate in a definitive and climactic endgame, an experience unlike any other Total War title to date."
The game will have four playable races, each having two Legendary lords. That's a total of 8 individual start positions. The playable races will be called: High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen. The fourth race is yet to be revealed. Lizardelves maybe? Or Snakemen?
In the sequel it's all about the Vortex. Some of the races will try to destroy it, other will try to mend it, and all will be fighting. "The Vortex campaign map is roughly the same physical size as in the first game, though there are approximately a third more conquerable land regions in the WH2 campaign map than in WH1."
The four continents will be separated by seas and oceans. This begs the question: Is naval combat happening? In a word - No. In a sentence - "Warhammer Fantasy Battles is principally a game about land warfare, so that’s where we’re choosing to focus our efforts in terms of full battle simulation."
Each race in the game will be playable in both multiplayer and singleplayer campaigns.
These have been some of the highlights from the Q&A, which you can read in full here.