Oh Rats, Here Come the Skaven

Posted on 16 Aug 2017

Today, Creative Assembly have officially confirmed what we all knew already. Total War: WARHAMMER 2‘s fourth playable race (it’s species godsdamnit!) are the Skaven. To celebrate, we have in an in engine cinematic trailer showing lots of rats doing, uhm, rat things. Their equipment is a bit on the ratty side, but their sheer numbers make them a formidable enemy all the same. The Creative Assembly are, of course, as shocked as we are about this totally unexpected turn of events.


Official Press Release


Bursting forth from their foetid under-hives, the Skaven have revealed themselves as the fourth playable Race in Total War: WARHAMMER II.

Long thought to be the whispers of madmen and heretics, these skittering Rat-men are shown in an explosive new trailer to be entirely real.

Brand Manager, Henry Hankin said “we’re as surprised as you are”.

Led by Queek Headtaker and Lord Skrolk, the Skaven can be seen in the new cinematic leading a host of monsters and madcap machinery against the Dark Elves and Lizardmen. Their motives obscured, the devious Skaven are a highly numerous species who inhabit vast subterranean lairs. Now, their time of prophecy is upon us, and this verminous Race have emerged to spread pestilence and mayhem across the face of the New World.

The Skaven will be playable alongside the High Elves, Dark Elves and Lizardmen in WARHAMMER® II, which launches 28th September.

View the new In-Engine Cinematic trailer right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGzPkSTlAcs&feature=youtu.be

For more information, visit www.totalwar.com.

Total War: WARHAMMER II releases on September 28th this year and is available for pre-order now through Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/594570

Alongside the digital edition, an extremely rare Serpent God collector’s edition for Total War: WARHAMMER II is also available for pre-order. More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/SERPENT_GOD

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