Creative Assembly Announces Total War: Warhammer II


Creative Assembly is one of the biggest players in the RTS genre – a genre that is exclusive to our platform of choice. You do have leave out some outliers like Halo Wars – of which its second installment was indeed developed by Creative Assembly itself – and Command & Conquer 3, but those are the exceptions that prove the rule: the PC is the place to strategize.

Now, Creative Assembly has announced yet another iteration on their Total War series of game, which borrow from Civilization’s “just one more turn” addictiveness. And this one is set on one of the most cherished IPs in gaming: the Warhammer universe. The first Total War: Warhammer was a poster child for DX 12 integration and performance improvements (at least on the AMD side of the equation). Total War: Warhammer II should also carry some of those optimizations with it, and the second installment in a planned trilogy of RTS titles on the receiving end of the Total War treatment.

An interesting part of the equation is that some content you have already acquired for the first installment in the series will carry over to your Warhammer II campaign. So, while it isn’t being billed as an expansion, owning the previous content really will inform and flesh out the experience in the new title. The campaign will play out across four new continents: Ulthuan, Naggaroth, The Southlands and Lustria, and it looks like there will also be a vast, combined map that covers the geographic areas of the first and second games.

No firm release date was as of yet announced, but you can count on this title dropping this year – exclusively – for the PC platform.