Warhammer has launched its Skulls Festival, devoted to all things under its banner. To kick things off, a boatload of new information regarding upcoming Warhammer games and DLC content for existing ones was released.
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SEGA officially announced what turned out to be a record sales week for Total War: Warhammer. The new game introduces the first ever fantasy setting to the Total War series, using the Warhammer 40,000 setting and characters for the game. The game was released earlier this week on Tuesday, May 24. Since that time, the has already recorded more than half a million copies in sales in its first few days of release.
This sales mark is a record for the franchise and makes it the fastest selling installment ever in the Total War series on Steam. Speaking on the announcement, Creative Assembly Studio Director Tim Heaton added that the game has regularly topped 100,000 concurrent players. He stated on the news, “Total War: WARHAMMER has already proven itself as a runaway commercial success and more importantly we know our players are really enjoying the game. We have been regularly topping 100k concurrent players.”
Heaton added: “The team paid particular attention to stability and performance throughout the game’s development and thoroughly enjoyed creating new ways to play Total War within Games Workshop’s stunning Warhammer Fantasy world. We’re very proud of it, and it’s wonderful to see the game receiving such a great reception from critics, Total War veterans and new players alike.”
The game allows players to take the role of the Greenskins, the Vampire Counts, the Empire, or the Dwarf factions. However, players who pre-ordered the game early get access to a fifth race, the Chaos Warriors. Players can still get the extra race if they purchase the game by 18:00 BST on Tuesday, May 31, and they can still receive the Chaos Warriors Race Pack for free with their purchase. The Chaos Warriors Race Pack adds three new playable Legendary Lords, the gigantic Dragon Ogre Kholek the Suneater and a full roster of units, terrifying mounts and monstrous creatures.
Total War: Warhammer is available now for Windows PC via Steam.
It appears as if Creative Assembly is working on a Warhammer based Total War game. A user on the Total War fansite TWCenter who has received the official art book that is due to release January 23, claims that it confirms the developer is working on Total War: Warhammer. The book quotes the creative director of the series Mike Simpson as saying: “…taking the series to a fantasy setting with Total War: Warhammer.” Considering that the book launches next week and Total War: Atilla is due to launch in February, it is likely that an official announcement will happen within the next few days.