Total War: Warhammer II’s New Tomb Kings Faction Shown in New Gameplay Video

Watch as Settra the Imperishable and Arkham the Black battle each other for domination over the realm of the undead, and one makes a massive noob mistake.

on January 16, 2018 4:42 PM

Today Creative Assembly released a brand new video of its strategy game Total War: Warhammer II. The video showcases the upcoming DLC, Rise of the Tomb Kings.

We get to see a head-to-head Vortex campaign (even if the Tomb Kings really don’t go after the vortex itself) between Settra the Imperishable and Arkham the Black. That’s pretty appropriate since they hate each other’s guts.

Quite a few of the new mechanics are showcased, including the Tomb Kings’ peculiar recruitment style, their weak economy (when you’re a walking mummy it’s hard to find a job), the Mortuary Cult that lets you trade resources and canopic jars for powerful units and magic items, the dynasty-based tech tree, and the Books of Nagash, which are the objective of the campaign.

Unfortunately, we don’t get to see the whole thing (it would take ages), and the video focuses on highlights. I will admit that it feels a bit canned, as one of the players overextends like a complete noob probably on purpose, in order to have the twist at the end for effect. This kind of play could work against the AI, but definitely not on a remotely aware human player. That being said, it’s a very good look at what Rise of the Tomb Kings has to offer.

Having just finished a new Mortal Empire campaign with Bretonnia yesterday, I can’t wait for this to drop on January 23rd. Not that I’d ever play a bunch of rotten mummies, but I’ll sure enjoy trampling them under hoof.

You can check out the trailer below, and if you want to see more, you can also watch the initial cinematic trailer. If you’re more interested in the historical Total War games, you can also enjoy the announcement video of the upcoming Total War: Three Kingdoms.

Total War: Warhammer II is currently available exclusively for PC.

 /  Executive News Editor
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