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‘Total War: Warhammer 3’ – Developer Interview Hints At More Legendary Heroes, Cathay Expansion

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Mar 13 2023

An interview with Total War: Warhammer 3‘s lead writer showcases some exciting hints for the future of Cathay, including more legendary heroes!

Rookery Publications recently interviewed principal Total War: Warhammer 3 writer Andy Hall about the challenges of adapting the Warhammer world for their Inside the Rookery series in a video fittingly titled: Adapting Warhammer with Andy Hall. Over the course of the hour-long interview, Hall talks about the freedom the Total War team had from GW’s side of things, as well as how the game took shape.

If you want to get an idea of how things like the Advisor, or the focus on the Great Orthodoxy came about, this interview goes in depth.

Adapting Warhammer with Andy Hall

Join the Rooks as they talk to Creative Assembly’s Principal Writer and Narrative Designer Andy Hall about adapting Warhammer.

Among the many interesting facts, we learn that the Advisor came about because there could only be one advisor for all factions. So they leaned into who this advisor was as a character, fleshing out the story of someone bound up by Tzeentch’s machinations with this terrible knowledge and no way to benefit from it.

As you might have seen from the Immortal Empires map, this is all based on stuff that Games Workshop had to work with. They pulled on everything from novels to White Dwarf articles to dredge up what they could for factions that never had full tabletop releases. The Vampire Coast, Cathay, and Kislev were their babies, so to speak.

Hall also pointed out that it’s a fair assumption to make that Kislev and Cathay will soon be expanded, having their rosters fleshed out with more units and the like:


“Cathay, just like its Earth counterpart, is a massive space. It’s a massive area and we’ve just touched the bit near the Great Bastion and a little bit on the west leading into the Mountains of Mourn. There is so much more of Cathay to look at if you’re looking for new areas to expand. But we’re also looking at all the other races, we’re well aware that some of the races that have been released early, very early, need some love too.”

Hall also pointed out that Legendary Heroes and “Warhammer Celebrities” were proving to be quite popular:

“We have done some Legendary Heroes now and they proved quite popular, so we will certainly continue with that category. With Legendary Lords they’re your avatar in this world, they’re meant to be you’re roleplaying as them, so it makes sense to try and bring as many of those Warhammer celebrities into that role as possible. Even if, like Deathmaster Snikch, they’re typically not generals, they’re loners. But again, we’re following in the footsteps of the tabletop. They do that as well.”

So stay tuned for more exciting developments in ‘Total War: Warhammer 3’


Author: J.R. Zambrano
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