Total War: Warhammer 2 artwork for the mighty War Hydra

There are many races in the Warhammer universe that revel in death and destruction, but none are as twisted and as cruel as the Dark Elves. Unsurprisingly, their monstrous entourage shares exactly the same 'qualities', though perhaps with even more brutality thrown into the mix for good measure.

Out of all these beasts the War Hydra is perhaps the most popular one, and as such Creative Assembly has just released a brief teaser video to showcase what exactly its capable of. So if you're interested in seeing some High Elves get torn to shreds, you'll find the video right below. Have a look:

It has already been confirmed that the blood & gore DLC will apply to Total War: Warhammer 2 as well, so there is a high chance that some of these War Hydra animations are going to become even more brutal once the release version rolls around. I mean, why would they bother animating the Hydra basically tearing someone apart, only to then back down and just go with the old "eat them whole" routine. Animation quibbles aside, I really do like what they've done with the War Hydra!

On a slightly unrelated note, if you would like to get a brief glimpse at what the Dark Elves look like in game, you'll find one of the recent videos over here. As for the release date, Total War: Warhammer 2 will be coming on September 28th, and if you decide to pre-order it you will be getting the Norsca faction DLC on August 10th for the original Total War: Warhammer. If you're just interested in learning more, however, I would suggest heading over to Steam or the official website.