Creative Assembly has released a new trailer introducing the Dark Elves as the third of four playable races to grace the upcoming Total War: Warhammer II. The Dark Elves are truly a force to be feared not only for their skill with weapons but also because of their cruelty and merciless attitude towards every other living thing in the Warhammer world. To get a glimpse into their power watch the trailer below..
The Dark Elves, like the Wood Elves, took a different path away from the High Elves long ago but unlike the Wood Elves who just simply left, the Dark Elves started a huge civil war (called the Sundering) with the rest of the elven race. Fortunately, they lost and were banished to the land of Naggaroth. The Dark Elves are a degenerate race as far removed from the High Elves as it is possible to be but they still have the same ability to control the winds of magic and the same prowess with weaponry of their more noble cousins. They kill for pleasure and enjoyment, worse still, they torture their victims for the perverse pleasure of hearing the screams and pleas of the dying.
In the new video we get to see the instigator of the Sundering, Malekith The Witch King and his insane witch mother Morathi. Together they have big plans for the Vortex and will kill anything that gets in their way.
The Dark Elves have a very violent lore in Warhammer, not only do they torture and kill other races they also do it to their own people, combine this with a cult who bathe in blood, the worship of Chaos and a fondness for taking slaves and you have a race that is going to be very interesting to play.
Total War: Warhammer II will be released on the 28th September on PC.