The Shadow and The Blade is a new DLC for Total War: WARHAMMER II on Windows PC, but also Linux and Mac. Thanks to developer Creative Assembly as well as Feral Interactive. Now available for pre-order on Humble Store and Steam.
Total War: WARHAMMER II The Shadow and The Blade incoming. Due to release on December 12th for Windows PC. But a Linux and Mac build will follow. According to Feral Interactive via Twitter:
The Shadow & The Blade DLC brings its murky secrets and infernal powers to macOS and Linux shortly after Windows. ?? https://t.co/yBHurkiuJq
— Feral Interactive (@feralgames) November 27, 2019
So due note, there is no release date from Feral. This is just a general statement to confirm Linux support. While Creative Assembly opens the Realm of Chaos.
Tz’arkan is the Drinker of Worlds. Since he has escaped his eternal prison within the Realm of Chaos. He has also connected himself to the mind of Malus Darkblade. And as a result, they forge a deadly bond. This echo’s into the New World via The Shadow and The Blade.
After sensing the potential of this daemonic entity. Now the Nightlord of Clan Eshin has also released his trusted assassin, Deathmaster Snikch. Due to track down this daemon and learn about its true power.
Releasing on December 12th. The new DLC will be playable in both the Eye of The Vortex and Mortal Empire campaigns. Likewise, The Shadow and The Blade presents two legendary lords. As both lords will spread destruction across the battlefields of the world. Total War: WARHAMMER II will now boast swarms of sneaky rats. Also, freakish Medusa bound blood shrines. As well as stealth magic lore, and a unique and intertwined campaign. Giving players far more ways to bring death to their enemies.
The Shadow and The Blade:
- 2 playable factions – Clan Eshin (Skaven) and Hag Graef (Dark Elves)
- 2 legendary lords – Death Master Snikch, Malus Darkblade
- 12 units; High Beast Master, Bloodwrack Medusa, Master Assassins, Eshin Triads and more.
- Lore of Stealth (Skaven)
Free Content Update:
- Legendary lord – Rapanse de Lyonesse (Bretonnia)
- Legendary hero – Henri Le Massif (Bretonnia)
In addition to The Shadow and The Blade. There are some big quality of life improvements. Such as the enemy turn time durations. Players can also expect to see up to a 60% decrease in wait times between turns. Although this will be dependent on the current game state.