Total War: Warhammer 2 artwork for the Tomb Kings faction

Total War: Warhammer 2's very first DLC "Rise of the Tomb Kings" is set to arrive next week, bringing with it a fan-favorite faction filled to brim with skeletons and monstrous constructs. What this means in gameplay terms is that you will have four new Legendary Lords to play around with, unique campaign mechanics that revolve around the cursed Books of Nagash, a faction with it's own unique resources and research paths, and naturally, a whole bunch of new battles to fight.

If you're wondering what all of this might look like in-game, allow me to share with you the recently posted preview video. It offers a brief look at a head-to-head campaign between Settra the Imperishable and Arkhan the Black, each of which have decided to take a vastly different approach to their early campaign strategy. I can't say much more without spoiling things, so have a look:

For those of you looking to learn just a little bit more, about the Tomb Kings or Total War: Warhammer 2 in general, I would recommend heading over to Steam. As usual, Creative Assembly has done an excellent job highlighting all of the interesting units and unique mechanics, so you should get a pretty good idea of what to expect. As for the release date, Rise of the Tomb Kings will be coming next week, on January 23rd.

The final thing worth mentioning is that the Tomb Kings update will also bring with it a variety of balance changes and bug fixes, as well as a free Skaven Legendary Lord for everyone to play around with. The exact details are still currently unknown, but what I can tell you is that the update will rebalance AI Dwarf factions so that they will no longer spread across the world like some sort of bearded tidal wave. And with that lovely image now stuck in your head I'll leave you with the original announcement trailer for the Tomb Kings. Enjoy!