Total War: Warhammer Release Date and Preorder Bonuses Announced

Take a look at the preorder exclusive Chaos Warriors and the game's High King Edition.

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Sega has confirmed PC strategy title, Total War: Warhammer, will launch on April 28 and is the "first in an epic trilogy."

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Along with the release date announcement, the publisher revealed those that preorder from select participating retailers will receive the Chaos Warriors Race Pack. This includes three new playable Legendary Lords, which "enable you to select the corrupted and powerful Chaos Warriors as your race in the Grand Campaign."

"Featuring unique new mounts, bloodthirsty units, and monstrous creatures, this Race Pack also brings with it a brand new, narrative-driven quest chain for each Legendary Lord, and an armoury of twisted and cursed magic items," the press release explains.

Additionally, a High King Edition of the game is also being produced in a "single, extremely limited run." Details on what it includes can be found below.

  • Modelled on the legendary Book of Grudges, the High King Edition will ship in a large ornate presentation box, featuring metallic gold and 3D sculpted detail in the iconic Dwarfen style. Contained within is a host of treasures guaranteed to sate the gold-lust of the mightiest Dwarfen
  • Grudge Ring: This quality metal ring, with a rotating inner band is perfect to spin whilst brooding over grudges and plotting revenge. Six numbered bevels on the inner hoop allow the ring to double as a fully functioning die.
  • Slayer's Whetstone Pendant: Made of genuine, functional whetstone and inscribed with the talismanic Master Rune of Spite, this hefty trinket would be treasured and jealously guarded by any self-respecting Slayer, who aims to keep a keen edge on their blades.
  • Dwarfen Drinking Horn & Stand: Toast your victories with this beautifully decorated drinking horn; wrought with icons and sigils in the Dwarfen craftsman style. Suitable for both display and practical use, it can hold a full pint and comes complete with its own unique metal display stand.
  • Canvas Map: Plan your campaigns of conquest as any High King should with this gorgeously illustrated canvas map of the game world.
  • Integrated Artbook: Integrated into the High King Edition’s impressive packaging is a large art book featuring exclusive concepts.
  • Metal Case: Protect your game disks from the perilous dangers of the Old World with this exclusive metal case.
  • Insider Guide: A printed strategy guide for Total War: WARHAMMER; this book will help get you started with the game and offers invaluable tactical advice to help you dominate the battlefields of the Old World.
  • Chaos Warriors Race Pack: The Chaos Warriors Race Pack offers a new playable race with a full roster of bloodthirsty units, terrifying mounts and monstrous creatures. Lead the corrupted Chaos hordes as one of three new playable Legendary Lords and embrace the Ruinous Powers as you embark on brand new quest chains, unlocking powerful items and gaining the favour of the dark Chaos Gods.

A Limited Edition will also be available, and this will include the metal case and the Insider Guide mentioned above. Take a look at some screenshots and artwork for the High King Edition below.

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Total War: Warhammer is in development at The Creative Assembly (Total War: Attila, Alien: Isolation, Halo Wars 2) by way of a partnership with Warhammer license-holder Games Workshop. The game is coming to PC.

Sega previously said Total War: Warhammer will deliver "hundreds of hours" of gameplay--and two additional expansions will follow. Total War: Warhammer is the first in a three-part trilogy that will include two standalone further installments--as well as DLC packs.

For more on Total War: Warhammer, check out GameSpot's recent hands-on preview and interview with The Creative Assembly, as well as some more stories below.

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