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The game is set to be released on June 4, 2019 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
As mentioned above, the game is set just after the Great War Against Chaos (a couple centuries before the End Times). This was during a time when the Empire was divided and without an Emperor. Big trouble brewed in the North when a Chaos Champion by the name of Asavar Kul was anointed Everchosen of Chaos (the fourth one, specifically) and led a massive invasion into the south. Their first target? Their favorite punching bag: Kislev.
The Tzar of Kislev sent messages begging the Elector Counts of the Empire to get off their sorry asses and lend them their aid, but the Elector Counts were like "Nah". One minor nobleman from Nuln showed that he had balls of steel and rallied the Counts (along with their long-time allies, the Dwarfs) to the aid of the Kislevites. His name? Magnus. With the aid of the combined armies of the Empire, Kislev and the Dwarfs, Magnus defeated the chaos horde and slain Asavar Kul during The Battle at the Gates of Kislev. Magnus was so loved and respected for all he did that he was immediately crowned the new Emperor and united the Empire once more. Now named Magnus the Pious, he ruled for over 60 years and was considered the best Emperor since Sigmar.
It was also during this time that the Colleges of Magic were born, founded by the High Elf High Loremaster Teclis and approved by Emperor Magnus himself. Probably because they realized that Faith, Steel and Gunpowder weren't enough to combat Chaos Sorcery and Daemons (and so that the Empire would serve as a bulwark against the Forces of Chaos so that the High Elves wouldn't get sandwiched by both Chaos and their Dark Elf cousins)
Fun fact: This is actually the second game to be set after the Great War Against Chaos. The first game was Warhammer: Mark of Chaos (which a lot of people (unfairly) considered to be a Total War clone).
The game is essentially Warhammer Fantasy Diablo. The game will allow us to play four classes:
- Konrad Vollen (Empire Captain):
- Elontir (High Elf Archmage):
- Elessa (Wood Elf Waywatcher):
- Bragi Axebiter (Dwarf Slayer):