Good news for video game fans who also enjoy tabletop strategy. And for Games Workshop fans who don’t want to paint 1,000 lead miniatures to have a quick fight. There are two new Warhammer games coming soon in 2017. So whether you prefer the fantasy world of Total War: Warhammer 2, or the futuristic space marine violence of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3, you should be very happy indeed.
And here are some videos and details to inspire your happiness
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3
The third instalment in the series will be released on April 27th, 2017. But before then, you can take part in the Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War 3 Open Beta, which runs from 10am PST on Friday, April 21st until 10am PST on Monday, April 24th, 2017. You’ll need to register on the Dawn of War website to take part. Just promise you’ll come back and read the rest of this post afterwards?
So the Open Beta, and the Assemble the Troops video below, will both focus on th tense and chaotic multiplayer.
If you haven’t played the previous games in the series, and you’re not familiar with Warhammer 40,000, then congratulations on making it this far. Dawn of War 3 lets you picks from the three factions in the game, Space Marines (humans), Eldar (space elves) and Orks (orks). Each species has strengths and weaknesses. And they also have a selection of powerful elite heroes. So you can find certain characters which can turn the tide of a battle.
If you pre-order Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3, you’ll receive the Masters of War Skin Pack, which will be used during the open beta and includes the Dark Queen skin for Lady Solaria (Imperial Knight), the Ghost Seer skin for Farseer Taldeer (Wraithknight) and the Big Kustom skin for Beauty (Morkanaut).
Total War: Warhammer II Announced:
Not enough Warhammer-based real-time-strategy for you? Prefer old school weapons and spells? Then you’ll be pleased to know Games Workshop and Creative Assembly have announced Total War: Warhammer II will arrive for the PC in 2017.
The new game will add continents to the west of the Old World, with four new races taken from the Warhammer Fantasy Battles world. The High Elves, Dark Elves and Lizardmen have been confirmed but the fourth race has yet to be revealed. What we do know is that players will need to fight for control over the Great Vortex which has swirled for a millennia about the elven homeland of Ulthuan. So you may be attempting to save it or disrupt it in the campaign mode to decide the fate of the world.
But there’s more. If you already own the original Total War: Warhammer (Or buy it now), then owning both games will all you to play on a huge combined campaign map in a free update shortly after release.
“Total War: WARHAMMER II represents the next step in our trilogy, our vision for the most incredible fantasy strategy series ever made,” said Game Director, Ian Roxburgh. “The success of the first game has increased our ambition; we’re not only going to deliver a thrilling campaign in the sequel, but also an additional combined campaign, the biggest so far, for owners of both.”
So there you go. More warhammers than a dwarven armory before the Christmas present rush. From fantasy Elves to space Eldar.
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