The Lizardmen are angry in Total War: Warhammer 2's first in-engine trailer

Cold-blooded murder.

A new Total War: Warhammer 2 trailer has cropped up, and it's the first look we've had at the in-game engine.

The trailer prominently features the Lizardmen, one of the three headline races in the sequel, and their angry reaction to High Elves meddling at the "Fallen Gates".

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Those Fallen Gates seemingly refer to the Cosmic Gates, described as "an ancient device that can open a portal into the Realm of Chaos". We're also treated to some nice Avatar-style aerial shots of the Lizardmen airborne units, along with the usual back-and-forth between Mage and big-monster-thing (which appears to be a Carnosaur) to which we've become so warmly accustomed since the first of the trilogy.

There's also a reference to the Great Plan, which Warhammer Fantasy fans will know as the Lizardmen's driving force, and essentially means wiping out anyone who isn't a Lizard too.

There's no sign of the Dark Elves though - the third, new main race in the game - nor the Skaven, which were heavily teased at the end of the Warhammer 2 reveal trailer we first saw at EGX Rezzed.

Chris "Strategy King" Bratt sat down with developer Creative Assembly, meanwhile for an in-depth chat about what we can expect from Total War: Warhammer 2, including a little more clarity on how the prospective trilogy of games' campaign maps will all slot together, the Skaven, and what we can expect in terms of day-one DLC, too.

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