While Sega and Creative Assembly have recently delayed Total War: Warhammer III to early 2022, the flow of reveals is continuing.
Today the developer released a new trailer focusing on the Grand Cathay Faction, and more precisely on the majestic Terracotta Sentinel unit.
If you’re not familiar with Cathay, it has always been part of the Warhammer lore (and I mean the real, old-school Warhammer, which is the only relevant fantasy Warhammer), but most of its lore was buried in the decades-old depths of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.
You can check it out below. As a bonus, you can also catch a trailer showcasing the faction as a whole that slipped through the cracks last Friday due to the Tokyo Game Show onslaught. I’m only human, after all.
On top of that, you can also watch an earlier cinematic trailer.
If you’re unfamiliar with Total War: Warhammer III, which is coming for PC, you can also read our hands-on preview. You can also watch the previous trailer, the one that came before, another, plenty of gameplay, and the original announcement.
Here’s how the publisher officially describes the game:
“Far beyond the world and its petty wars there exists a dimension of pure, malevolent magic: The Realm of Chaos. It is a terrible place, incomprehensible to the mortal mind. It whispers promises of power, but to behold it is to be seduced by it. To relinquish your soul to it. To become it.
The four Ruinous Powers rule over this place, ever seeking to slip their bonds and engulf the world in a tide of daemonic corruption. Nurgle, the plague god; Slaanesh, the lord of excess; Tzeentch, the changer of ways; and Khorne, the god of blood and slaughter.
On the border between the worlds, two mighty kingdoms stand sentinel: the stern warriors of Kislev and the vast empire of Grand Cathay. But each is beset by its own trials, and now both have cause to cross the threshold and send their armies into the Realm of Chaos.
The world stands on a precipice. A single push will plunge it into cataclysm.
And there is one who schemes to achieve just that, an ancient figure who desires nothing less than to wield supreme power. But to succeed, he will need a champion…
The coming conflict will engulf all. Will you conquer your daemons? Or command them?”