Total War: Warhammer Crossover Announced with Debut Trailer (PC, Mac, SteamOS)

Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac & SteamOS as a crossover between the Warhammer series and Creative Assemby’s strategy standby, the Total War Series! (Shogun: Total War, Rome: Total War, Napoleon: Total War, et al, and the upcoming Total War: Attila, set during the Dark Ages)

Check out this spellbinding and totally awesome cinematic debut trailer for Total War: Warhammer!

A collaboration between publisher Sega, UK-based developer Creative Assembly of the Total War series, and Warhammer rights-holders Games Workshop, Total War: Warhammer will be “coming soon” for PC, Mac & Steam Operating System (“Steam Machines”) platforms. No word on whether or not a console version is in the works.

Now in its 15th year, the award-winning Total War franchise continues to offer a unique combination of huge-scale real-time battles and an addictive turn-based campaign game of statecraft, politics and empire building.

Total War: Warhammer will take the series to a realm of grand high fantasy for the very first time in its history. Our rules have changed, and with change comes war on a scale as yet unimagined.

The limitlessly deep and rich universe of Warhammer heralds a new era for Total War.

Gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power take their place on the battlefield, alongside thousands of warriors clashing in real-time tactical battles.

In the turn-based campaign game, players will find the Old World an unforgiving and treacherous place, filled with endless war and cunning alliances alike. Whichever race you choose to play as and however you seek conquest, you will be faced with a conflict that threatens to tear the very fabric of reality asunder.

The first in an epic trilogy of titles, Total War: Warhammer will deliver hundreds of hours of absorbing gameplay. It will combine with two further standalone instalments and additional content packs to create the single largest Total War experience ever.

“We’ve always loved the Warhammer universe, and couldn’t wait to approach it with the same colossal scale and authenticity that has characterised our titles for the last 15 years,” said Total War: Warhammer Project Lead, Ian Roxburgh. “We’re bringing it to life in a way that nobody’s attempted before.”

Watch the announcement trailer above, voiced by celebrated actor Steven Berkoff, for just a taste of this forthcoming match made in gaming heaven.

Total War Warhammer Logo
Total War Warhammer crossover logo!

I’ve never played the Warhammer games before, but they’ve always looked quite awesome (specifically the Warhammer 40,000 games like “Space Marine”).

Although I must say, I get tired of these kinds of fantasy games where everything just looks so generic. Awesome. But generic. If I didn’t know better I would’ve thought this was World of Warcraft or some other random new fantasy title.

Even still, it’s really cool to see the Warhammer series branching out into the Strategy Genre and crossing over with Total War! Very cool. Fans surely must be excited!

Are you looking forward to seeing more of Total War: Warhammer at E3 2015 in June?