'Total War: Warhammer' which was originally developed by Creative Assembly in association with Games Workshop and published by SEGA, will be coming to Mac sometime next week, according to a recent post published by Feral Interactive. It will be the first iteration of the trilogy in the popular real-time strategy game series, which will be powered by Apple's low-level Metal graphics framework.
The turn-based real-time strategy game is already out on Linux while its Mac release is set for 18 April. In what is being described as a hybrid game, it will feature all the gameplay elements from the Total War series combined with Game Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy battles to offer "a spellbinding game of grand strategy and high fantasy."
You will be competing among warring races to cease control of the Old World wherein you get to choose any one race among the four available races: the Vengeful Dwarfs, the undead Vampire Counts, the Valiant Men of the Empire or the Barbaric Orcs and Goblins of the Greenskin tribes.
Here's a short profile description for each of these four tribes:
You will be entrusted the task of rebuilding the empire and conquering or liberating territories occupied by barbaric hordes of enemy tribes and you gain new skills and magical powers as you progress through the various levels of the campaign.
There is still no official word on the system requirements for playing this game. However, in order to run Metal-based graphics, you will need at least a 2012 Mac model or newer with a dedicated graphics card onboard.
The Mac version of the game will be available for purchase via Feral's webstore, Mac App Store and Steam starting 18 April. The Steam and Feral store have priced the game at $59.99 while Mac App Store is selling it a tad cheaper at $49.99.
For more details, check out Feral Interactive's minisite which is dedicated for this game.
To get a feel of the game, check out the official gameplay trailer below: