Finishing what they started with yesterday’s Dark Elf marketing campaign gameplay, Total War devs Creative Assembly have proven new footage of the
For extra on the Druchii, try our Total War: Warhammer 2 Dark Elf race guide.
You might instantly discover that the battlefield appears to be like richer and extra populated than we have come to anticipate from Total War. CA’s in-house YouTuber Darren confirms that – in settlement battles a minimum of – there are extra property, equivalent to elven military camps, homes, roads main wise locations, and so forth. There have additionally been graphical updates made to lighting, reflections, and display house ambient occlusion.
But onto the enjoyable stuff. Highlights from this battle embrace the looks of a Moon Dragon, whose pale, virtually liquid breath melts a unit of Witch Elves. In the tabletop recreation, Moon Dragons are stronger than the Sun Dragons we have beforehand seen from the High Elves, however nonetheless a step down from their Star Dragons, which I hope we’ll get to see quickly.
Black Ark bombardment can also be proven. As in Shogun II, any battles that happen inside vary of a Black Ark will allow the Dark Elf participant to name in a bombardment through a brand new menu together with the display. Darren has 4 varieties out there – anticipate these to differ relying on the Black Ark’s buildings – every of which has three prices and is on an eight-second cooldown.
Darren drops a number of bombs unexpectedly on the identical clump of enemies, which appears to be like fairly devastating. It additionally triggers the Dark Elves’ Murderous Prowess buff simply in time for a unit of Dark Riders to smash into their enemy’s flank.
When enjoying with Malekith’s magic, Darren additionally notes that we are able to rotate wind spells now. Since these are all about breaking apart enemy formations, exact focusing on is crucial, so this transformation ought to make them way more efficient.
You can try the marketing campaign gameplay that prefaces this battle here. We’ve taken a detailed take a look at each and pulled the salient factors into our Dark Elf army guide, if you would like to know extra about how the Druchii will play.
Total War: Warhammer II is due for launch on September 28. For extra, try the Steam page.