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Total War: Warhammer Tomb Kings DLC arrives in January

Creative Assembly have announced yet more DLC for Total War: Warhammer 2. This time, the skeletal legions of the Tomb Kings faction are coming to the world. Alongside this news, the developers today released a cinematic trailer giving a peek at the Tomb Kings, them with their skeletal warriors, animal-headed giants, scorpions of stone and bone, serpentine sentinels, bonebirds, Necrosphinxes, and of course, giant beam-shooting statues.

The Tomb Kings will be playable on Total War: Warhammer 2’s Vortex campaign map with, as detailed by today’s announcement, “a raft of race-specific gameplay mechanics, victory objectives, and lashings of authentic lore.” They’ll also come to Mortal Empires, the campaign smooshing together the worlds of the first two Total War Warhammer campaigns.

The devs do have some potentially bad news in terms of this DLC. It concerns what content is actually included for the sticker price:

“In response to player feedback, Rise of the Tomb Kings does not contain a supplementary story campaign, but instead 2 additional Legendary Lords for a total of four, with their own skills, traits, quest-chains, legendary wargear and situational challenges. Players may embark on Tomb Kings campaigns as Settra the Imperishable, Khalida, Khatep and Nagash’s former lieutenant, the malignant Arkhan the Black.”

Of course whether or not there’s story content is a deal-breaker is down to individual players.

Tomb Kings is coming to Steam on January 23rd, 2018. Hit today’s announcement for more details.

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