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Total War: Warhammer 2's Curse of the Vampire Coast DLC is set to arrive this November 8th, bringing with it a wide assortment of zombie pirates, crazed vampires and nautical abominations. In gameplay terms, there will be four new Legendary Lords to toy around with, Lore of the Deep as a new school of magic, unique and upgradeable ships for each Legendary Lord, a new Infamy mechanic to tackle, and most importantly of all, the Star-Metal Harpoon to assemble in order to control the gigantic Merwyrm Amnar!

That would be the short version, but if you're interested in seeing all of the new units up close and personal, you'll be glad to hear that Creative Assembly has recently posted a rather lengthy preview showing just that. Have a look, and don't be afraid to skip around the video to find your favorites as otherwise you're going to be watching for quite a while:

As far as the Legendary Lords are concerned, they're a rather colorful bunch, as you would expect. The first and the greatest among them is Arch Grand Commodore Luthor Harkon, a vampire that has meddled with one too many pieces of Lizardman technology which has unfortunately (or fortunately for us) shattered his mind into multiple warring personalities. He now roams the Vampire Coast in search of an artifact that can break his curse and perhaps finally heal his damaged mind.

The next two are relatively minor characters that have been given a bit of an upgrade. Count Noctilus is a vampire from Sylvania that has transported himself, his castle and all of his undead minions to the Vampire Coast in search of dark magic. As for Aranessa Saltspite, she's the only living Legendary Lord and one of the most feared pirate captains from Sartosa. Her goals are currently mired in mystery, but given her pirate background I think it's safe to say she'll be trying to acquire enough gold to create a brand new mountain.

Last but not least, we have Cylostra Direfin - a brand new character introduced with Total War: Warhammer 2. Since she is the only one that has her very own lore trailer, I'll let that speak in her name. Have a gander:

That's pretty much it as far as the roster is concerned, but if you need a bit more information about the Curse of the Vampire Coast or some of its gameplay mechanics, you should head on over to Steam. If Creative Assembly releases any more information I'll make sure to let you know, but until then I'll leave you to think about how awesome vampire pirates (vampirates?) are!