Creative Assembly has issued a refreshingly frank update on the progress - or lack of - of Total War Warhammer's development.
The blog post revolves around Mortal Empires, the ambitious mode that combines the maps of Total War Warhammer and Total War Warhammer 2 into one mega campaign (for more on how it works, check out the video below from our own Chris Bratt).
While this mode was long-awaited by Total War fans, its release has not been smooth sailing, with a raft of bugs and delays dampening enthusiasm.
I was four years old when Creative Assembly started making games! Today the Total War and Alien: Isolation studio turns 30.
UPDATE 18/7/17 3pm: Total War: Warhammer 2 pre-order customers will get the Norsca race as an expansion for the original TW: Warhammer.
After last week's Total War: Warhammer 2 announcement, Creative Assembly has moved to reassure concerned fans that its next big historical Total War game is well underway.
Sega has picked up Crytek Black Sea and renamed it Creative Assembly Sofia.
The Bretonnian faction has been part of Total War: Warhammer from the very start, playable in custom battles, but never on the campaign map itself. Until next week, that is.
Total War: Warhammer's map editor is called Terry.
Happy New Year! Valve has revealed the top 100 best selling games on Steam in 2016. And given the size and dominance of Steam in the desktop gaming marketplace, the results are worth noting.
Time Commanders, a TV show built around the Total War series of strategy games, is back for its third series after more than a decade off the box.
Sega has quietly become one of the world's best strategy PC game companies.
Total War: Warhammer gets a new playable race, the Beastmen, as its next Campaign Pack launches on the 28th July. It'll cost £13.99.
Total: War Warhammer's first major patch arrives tomorrow at 2PM BST.
Update 1 brings with it a huge list of balance changes, AI tweaks and stability improvements, while also introducing a new Vampire Counts unit called the Blood Knights.
Filling the role of late-game shock cavalry, these are supposed to be some of the best mounted units in the Warhammer universe. Also, they look quite nice, don't they?
Strategy game Total War: Warhammer, which is still not called Total Warhammer, is the fastest-selling Total War game ever.
UPDATE 5.55pm: Sega has just said it has now deployed a hotfix to fix the below issue for good. There's an update waiting now that eradicates the issue:
Total War: Warhammer will launch with official modding tools and Steam Workshop support, as well as a number of mods which are being prepared for day one.
The Chaos Warriors DLC, which allows players to control the Chaos race in Total War: Warhammer, will now be free to everyone that purchases the game within the first seven days.
Creative Assembly has revealed the different kinds of DLC coming to Total War: Warhammer post-launch.
Creative Assembly's released 18 minutes of new gameplay footage for Total War: Warhammer, which still isn't called Total Warhammer.
The video stars the Chaos Warriors, who, Total War fans will know, are a pre-order bonus or post-launch premium DLC. That is, if you want to play as them, you have to pre-order the game or spend more money. Quite a lot of people aren't thrilled by that.
However, if you're content to simply play against, rather than as the Chaos Warriors, you don't have to pre-order or buy any DLC. As Creative Assembly stresses:
The Vampire Counts are the last playable race for Total War: Warhammer, which still isn't called Total Warhammer.
Total War: Warhammer has been delayed by a month. It's now due out 24th May.
Total War games are made up of two major parts: one part is battles, armies clashing against each other; the other, a strategical campaign map of the world that you push your pieces around - pieces representing armies or special characters. We've seen what a battle will look like in Total War: Warhammer but, until now, we haven't seen the campaign map.
The new trailer focuses in Grimgor Ironhide, who's a really angry and really ugly Black Orc leader. What you're looking for in the trailer besides the quite nice in-game cinematic stuff is at 1 minute 29 seconds when we fly over the game's campaign map. And how mountainous and misty and sumptuous it looks to be - long gone are the static looks-like-an-actual-map days of old. It's more like Google Earth, if Earth were the World of Warhammer. There are more shots of the campaign map at 1.42 and 2.02.
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We've expected the forces of Chaos to play a role in Total War: Warhammer ever since the strategy game was announced. Now, they're confirmed as a playable race.
If you have read or watched yesterday's preview of Total War: Warhammer, you may have heard me moaning about the lack of video footage we were sent following our first hands-on with the game. Taking this criticism on board (or, more likely, as a result of a rigid marketing plan), developer Creative Assembly has today released a full playthrough of the demo, which you can watch below.
Featuring a player-controlled Dwarf force withstanding a huge Greenskin ambush, the video is one hell of a watch. I've been playing Total War for more than a decade now, and the sheer scale of these encounters has yet to feel old. Even so, and with this game in particular, there's just so many new things to play around with: goblins riding spiders, underground battles, flying units, and big, over-the-top hero units that can really get stuck into combat. This is going to be a very different kind of Total War game, but having played through this exact same demo I'm excited by the promise of what all this means.
Aside from showing off some impressive attention to detail (watch how the giant's belly wobbles!), this video also demonstrates the difficulty that comes with talking about a game, whilst also trying to play it at a competent level. Creative Assembly's Al Bickham does his best and it's a tough fight, but don't get me started on where he left his gyrocopters at the end there - unforgivable.
Creative Assembly has released a trailer that offers a close look at a battle in its strategy game Total War: Warhammer.
The first in-engine trailer for Total War: Warhammer has been released.
It shows the Battle of Black Fire Pass, and centers on Karl Franz, who leads the playable Empire faction, as he does battle with the Greenskins.
The video gives us a look at some of the more fantastical units in the game including giants, wizards, trolls, demi-griffons, wyverns and griffons. They'll all have a varied assortment of animations to make everything look very dramatic while you war.
Total War: Warhammer has been officially announced for PC, Mac and SteamOS by Sega and developer Creative Assembly following an accidental announcement earlier this year. There's no release date mentioned.
Sega just released a new Total War video that teases the Warhammer game Creative Assembly is working on - but yet to officially reveal.