After the huge success of the original Total War: Warhammer, it was no surprise to learn that developer Creative Assembly would be returning to the property with Total War: Warhammer 2. Although the developer has remained coy about exactly what to expect from the title, thankfully fans were able to get a closer look at the game through a brand new gameplay trailer.

The trailer was unveiled as part of the PC gaming show during E3 2017, where Total War: Warhammer 2 was discussed. The trailer itself focuses on the Battle of the Fallen Gates, where a force of Lizardmen comes up against the High Elves.

However, it’s not just a straightforward fight between the two factions, as shown in the trailer below. Instead, the Lizardmen make great use of the carnosaur at their disposal, while the High Elves try to combat it with a dragon of their own. It certainly seems to continue the intense strategic gameplay of the original title.

When Total War: Warhammer 2 was initially announced by Creative Assembly through the game’s cinematic trailer, it immediately showed the potential friction between the factions of the Lizardmen and High Elves, as well as giving a brief glimpse at the Dark Elves to boot. However, the game’s E3 2017 showing also confirmed that there would be another, as-yet-unannounced, fourth race in the game.

As well as this,┬áthe game’s release date was also confirmed. As it turns out, Total War: Warhammer 2 will be released on September 28, 2017, which means that there is not too long to wait before the game is in the hands of gamers. Given the proximity of the title’s launch date, no doubt further details about Total War: Warhammer 2 will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Unfortunately for fans of the historical Total War games, the focus on Total War: Warhammer 2┬ádid mean that there was no announcement on the traditional side of the franchise. Rest assured, though, that Creative Assembly has put the next historical Total War game into full development. Hopefully, it won’t be long before more is known about this project.

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Total War: Warhammer 2 will be released on September 28, 2017.