“Hope”, thoughts. Not certainty. Definitely not affirmation. But, with Games Workshop reviving the Warhammer Fantasy setting (upon which Total War: Warhammer is predicated) with a brand new tabletop game, and Grand Cathay getting a full military in Total War: Warhammer 3, followers have questioned for some time whether or not different neglected nations would get comparable remedy.
Asked on the Warhammer Instagram whether or not “you would do Ind or Nippon?”, the response from the official account was: “we may well see more regions of the Old World in future, we’ll just have to wait and see.”
As the top-voted reply on the associated Reddit thread says, that is Games Workshop holding its choices open moderately than truly promising something. With Warhammer: The Old World – Warhammer Fantasy’s relaunch – nonetheless but to launch and clearly specializing in the titular continent that’s all the time been the core of the game, it’ll absolutely be years earlier than we see something new of extra distant nations like Nippon or Ind. But till very just lately, you may’ve mentioned the identical of Cathay, and Games Workshop didn’t have to say something in response to this question.
I see this, due to this fact, as Games Workshop opening a pathway to introducing these nations in some unspecified time in the future in the longer term, assuming The Old World, and a probable Cathay growth to it, does properly. That’s one thing Warhammer Fantasy gamers may by no means have anticipated earlier than.
And ought to it occur, it’s a secure wager we will anticipate these nations to then be launched into Total War: Warhammer III through DLC. Creative Assembly has many occasions reiterated its need to make a whole model of the fiction and that its subsequent technique game will dwarf the remainder of the trilogy in scale. Consider the astonishing help Warhammer II has obtained during the last 4 years, and the industrial success of this collection, and it’s secure to imagine that CA will need to incorporate virtually something Games Workshop makes in this setting.
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The Warhammer world is an analogue of our personal (a similarity defined in the lore by the self-esteem that the Old Ones, who designed many worlds, preferred routine), so if you’ve been confused by all these names, Nippon and Ind are the Warhammer variations of Japan and India respectively. Previous variations of the game have uncared for the folks and conflicts of the east, so whereas Nippon, Ind, and Khuresh (Thailand and southeast Asia) have been talked about in the lore, they’ve obtained very, little or no in the best way of official guidelines or fashions, not to mention a military guide.
Until now, Cathay had largely been handled the identical, which is why its coming inclusion in Warhammer III is such a major extension of the setting’s fiction, and why the opportunity of extra ‘new’ stuff to return – nonetheless vaporous and distant it could be – is so thrilling.