Standing proud, if slightly pale, alongside the Dwarfs, Greenskins and Empire as a playable race in the upcoming Total War: Warhammer game from Creative Assembly, say hello to the Vampire Counts of Sylvania.
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.
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 at www.twitch.tv/totalwarofficial . This stream will also be available to watch on the Total War Twitch channel later, for those unable to watch the stream live.