NetEase is working with Creative Assembly and Games Workshop to bring Total War: Warhammer to iOS and Android devices. An officially licenced product, it’s called Total War Battles: Warhammer but still doesn’t have a release date attached to it yet.
Total War Battles: Warhammer brings the deep strategic gameplay of both Total War and Warhammer to mobile devices. You can also expect the lore associated with the popular tabletop game to be featured heavily, something that goes so deep that even I haven’t been able to make sense of it for years.
Other than that, there aren’t that many details yet on what else will be featured in the game or how it will play, other than it uses Unreal Engine 4 to help bring the large scale war scenarios to portable devices. As you can see in the trailer below, it seems Total War Battles: Warhammer will feature the combination of turn-based strategy and resource management with real-time tactical battles that the Total War series is known for.
“This product further establishes the truly global appeal of the Warhammer IP, and gives the opportunity for millions of new players to experience its grandeur and glory on a massive amount of mobile devices,” said Jon Gillard from Games Workshop. “Extending our wildly successful partnership with SEGA into a further one with Netease continues to show the power of this great long term collaboration and we're looking forward to welcoming many new fans into the world of Warhammer!”
You’ll be able to play Total War Battles: Warhammer at an unspecified date in the future. NetEase hasn’t disclosed a release date for it yet, but we do know there will be a closed beta test beginning next month. For now keep an eye on the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android for updates on when it will be coming to your devices.