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Total War: Warhammer gets first in-engine trailer

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Here, then, is our first taste of Creative Assembly's Total War: Warhammer. It's not in-game footage—rather an "in-engine" rendered cinematic representation—but nevertheless shows an impressive amount of carnage and destruction as the various monsters, magicks and hulking meat-slabs all have at each other.

It'll be an interesting shake-up of the now familiar Total War formula. Where historical armies tend to offer specific bonuses focused around tactical archetypes, the Warhammer universe means meaningful divergence centred around the very make-up and abilities of each faction.

We must now cast our eyes forward to July 30, which is the date CA will release a developer walkthrough of 'The Battle of Blackfire Pass'. It's one of the game's "unique quest battles," and will be the first public showing of the game in action. As for a release date? There isn't one yet.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.