SEGA and Creative Assembly have announced that a new version of Total War: Warhammer will be coming in 2017 with a new playable race, Bretonnia. In February 2017, SEGA and CA will release ‘Total War: WARHAMMER – Old World Edition’, a repackaged version of the best-selling strategy game with new additional content.
Fear not existing players, you don't have to buy the game again to get the new Bretonnia faction as it will be made free to download for all existing players upon release. A contrast of lowly peasant masses and proud knightly orders, the feudal kingdom of Bretonnia features a host of powerful units and is lead into battle by a choice of three playable Legendary Lords; King Louen Leoncoeur, Alberic of Bordeleaux and the Fay Enchantress.
In the lore, the Kingdom of Bretonnia is a chivalrous feudal kingdom that lies between the lands of the Grey Mountains and the Great Ocean. Bretonnia is second only in size and military power to that of the Empire of Man who are both their rival and closest ally. Bretonnia is a culture and society that revolves around the ideals of nobility, social birthright and the upholding of a strictly enforced code of chivalry. The faction is based around Medieval English society and Arthurian legends.
The old world edition will be a physical-only package will include an exclusive novella, ‘The Prince of Altdorf’ by Total War Writer Andy Hall. More details about the Bretonnia race will be made available later this year and it will be interesting to see what unique faction mechanics and quests they contain.
Total War: Warhammer has received several DLC packages already and no doubt more are on the way. The game is the first game in a trilogy but so far there has been no news on the second game and what races, timeline, and locations it will focus on. For now, the old world edition will be hitting stores in February 2017