This sounds like some beautiful, dark and twisted fantasy come to life. Sega and The Creative Assembly have been casting spells over the internet for the past several months with rumors about a potential Warhammer crossover game for their Total War strategy-based series. Now the duo have announced the series’ first foray into the fantasy-based world of orcs and space marines by adapting the Warhammer 40K universe into its next title.
Appropriately named Total War: Warhammer, the game will meld the two worlds into a single converging battleground of mythical creatures. The gameplay will take place in the Old World and will allow players to select their characters from the various race offerings that should include men, elves and orcs as well as lizardmen and the undead. So far, four factions have been announced: the Empire, the Greenskins, the Dwarfs and the Vampire Counts. Apart from the fantastical setting provided by the Warhammer series, the combo of turn-based and real-time strategy popularized by the Total War games will take over. Players will choose from a variety of military tactics to control the field of combat, taking into consideration different circumstances of operational warfare.
The title is one of three games that Sega has announced as part of a trilogy. In addition to Warhammer, two additional standalone expansions will be announced at a later date. Together, with the addition of the extra content packs, Creative Assembly and Sega have promised the “single largest Total War experience ever.”
Total War: Warhammer is set to hit PC, Mac and SteamOS. The announcement trailer can be watched in the video above. And for a bit of nostalgia, check out our list of the 10 Best Warhammer Videogames.