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Total War: Warhammer’s first gameplay trailer is a massive battle between men and monsters

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Born into a world of endless war, Emperor Karl Franz rallies his troops at the Battle of Black Fire Pass.

"Follow me," he screams, "and we will banish this darkness!"

The greenskins will have none of it.

Press play above to see the first in-engine video for Total War: Warhammer. The gameplay trailer shows off the same massive battle Polygon saw at E3 2015. For more on the game, which includes thousands of virtual troops fighting in real-time and reminded us an awful lot of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, be sure to read our impressions and interview with Simon Mann, a battle designer at The Creative Assembly.

Developer The Creative Assembly's upcoming game, as the name implies, combines the strategy of the Total War franchise with the lore of Games Workshop's high fantasy lore. The strategy game is "coming soon," according to the trailer, and is in development for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.