Creative Assembly has announced the arrival of the strategy game Total War: Warhammer III. This third title from the strategy series based on the fantasy setting of the Warhammer world will be released sometime later this year.
On the already-present Steam page does not yet mention an exact release date, although it does say “late 2021.” Total War: Warhammer III is situated around the period in which Karl Franz ruled, where Warhammer Fantasy Battles 8th Edition is the primary source, writes Creative Assembly in a faq. This third title in the series adds the polar bear-riding people from Kislev, who are also central to the cinematic trailer. In addition, the China-based Grand Cathay faction is present. The four factions of Chaos Realm are also present, namely Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh and Tzeentch. There will be nine playable Legendary Lords, although no details have yet been revealed about it
Deloper Creative Assembly says work is still underway on a combined playing field for players who own the three Warhammer games in the Total Wars series. This will be a huge folder that will be available for free as a dlc for these owners. The developer has not yet given further details and says it is now focusing on Total War: Warhammer III. That probably means that this joint map won’t come out until after the release of the new Total War game.
To make use of this combined playing field, it is necessary that the three games from the series are purchased in the same digital store. However, this may change, as Creative Assembly hopes that players will be able to link their Epic Games Store and Steam accounts through Total War Access sometime in the future. The developer is working on this with the parties involved, but says that he cannot guarantee this functionality immediately. The developer also says he hopes to release the previous two Warhammer games in the Epic Games Store before Total War: Warhammer III is released.
The Total War series consists of strategy games featuring RTS and turn based elements that are distinguished, among other things, by large armies capable of controlling players. Usually the games focus on historical eras and events, but the Warhammer games are an exception with their fantasy setting. Sega announced at the end of 2012 that it had partnered with Games Workshop, the company that owns the rights to the Warhammer franchise. The original Total War: Warhammer was released in 2016 and part two followed a year later.