Total War: Warhammer 2 - Curse of the Vampire Coast screenshot of Luthor Harkon and his zombie army

In an announcement that might come as a bit of a surprise, Creative Assembly has revealed that Total War: Warhammer 2's next DLC will not feature the Dogs or War, Araby or Albion as many have speculated, but rather the Pirates of the Vampire Coast! As you might imagine from that name alone, the Vampire Coast factions will come with a wide assortment of zombie pirates and monstrous sea creatures, as well as apparently giant crabs and even sentient, transformer-like ships!

Since there is absolutely no way words alone will ever do the Vampire Coast factions justice, allow me to share with you the recently posted and rather awesome trailer. Have a look, it really is a treat to watch, especially when the cannon barrage syncs up with the music:

As far as gameplay features are concerned, the Curse of the Vampire Coast DLC will bring with it 4 new Legendary Lords (of which only Luthor Harkon has been revealed so far), Lore of the Deep as a new school of magic, unique and upgradeable ships for each Legendary Lord, as well as a unique new tech three to explore. There will also be new Regiments of Renown to toy around with, a new Infamy mechanic to familiarize yourself with, and perhaps most importantly of all, the ability to uncover the Star-Metal Harpoon which will give you the power to command the ridiculously gigantic Merwyrm Amnar!

There are far too many features and systems to explain in brief, so if you're as eager to learn more as I was, you should head on over to Steam as Creative Assembly has written a rather nice overview. Once they also reveal the full roster and each of the three remaining Legendary Lords I'll make sure to let you know, but until then I'll leave you with a rather dapper looking Harkon.

Total War: Warhammer 2 Curse of the Vampire Coast screenshot of Luthor Harkon and his gigantic crab friend