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In a press release put out today from SEGA it was revealed that the Vampire Counts are going to be playable in the next installment of Creative Assembly’s Total War series, Total War: WARHAMMER. The vampires will make the game’s fourth playable race alongside Greenskins, Dwarfs, and The Empire. They also uploaded a trailer for the Vampire Counts on YouTube and will be showing off a little of what they can do in a live battle on the Total War Twitch channel. You can check out the entire press release below, along with the links to their Twitch stream.

Vampire Counts Arise! The final, as-yet-unseen playable Race from Total War: WARHAMMER is revealed


In the forsaken lands of Sylvania, the sun refuses to rise. Twisted, buckled trees and a windless mist herald the advance of a darkness that has haunted the nightmares of men for millennia. An unliving host advances, a tide of resurrected corpses, driven on by necromantic magic and the immortal will of their masters.


Far from home, an Empire Witch Hunter seeking the source of this corruption will soon find that there are fates in the Old World far worse than death. The Vampire Counts have arisen, and today in this brand new in-engine trailer, they are unleashed. Vampire Counts join the Greenskins, Dwarfs and Empire as the fourth playable race in Total War: WARHAMMER.


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All tremble before the Midnight Aristocracy! Led by Mannfred von Carstein, chief acolyte of necromantic magic and the Vampire Counts’ most cunning son, battalions of age-dead soldiers march forth to claim the Old World in the name of the undead. Moldering legions of Grave Guard, Skeletons, colossal aberrations and bat-winged beasts lay siege to gigantic Dwarfen citadels whilst Mannfred himself prowls the skies on his ferocious Zombie Dragon. The Vampire Counts are masters of Death magic and necromancy and those that stand and fall before their might will not remain fallen for long.


An exclusive Vampire Counts battle will be streamed live for the first time today at 6:00pm PDT/1:00am GMT This stream will also be available to watch on the Total War Twitch channel later, for those unable to watch the stream live. 


A fantasy strategy game of legendary proportions, Total War: WARHAMMER combines an addictive turn-based campaign of conquest and empire-building with explosive, colossal, real-time battles, all set in the vivid and incredible world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles. Total War: WARHAMMER will release on May 24th 2016 and is available now to pre-order

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