Total War: Attila releases update to add blood and gore in a separate DLC

Strategy series #TotalWar released an update which will add blood and gore, available in a #separate DLC. The #gore DLC for Total War: Attila, will be available as ‘Blood & Burning’. Check out the details below:

  • Gory new Campaign Map combat animationss with blood-spatter, arm severance and decapitations.
  • Ultraviolent Battlefield combat animations including limb-severance, decapitation and blood spurts.
  • Soldiers in armies suffering from disease will vomit when idle on the battlefield.
  • New burning and burn-to-death animations for both soldiers and civilians.
  • New gore decals in battles depicting vomit, blood and bodily organs.
  • New, blood-soaked versions of key animated event messages.

Developers The Creative Assembly have bloodied up the gore DLC, resulting in patch notes for planning what looks to be their dream game. “You may notice some subtle changes to the mod manager in the ATTILA Launcher. This is because we’re preparing the ground for the release of the ATTILA Assembly Kit. It’s still in the oven but it’s nearly done, so stay tuned for imminent news!”

Patch notes are the result of listening to player feedback on the Blood & Burning pack, so developers spent a few weeks re-engineering it for greater impact with “buckets more claret”. Here are the details:

  • Added blood effects to over 140 more death and wounding animations.
  • With graphics settings above performance/low, decapitations are now more frequent during battles.
  • Improved blood effects in battles, made blood more visible and in some instances, spurts last longer.
  • Added 14 more decapitation/dismemberment animations in battles.
  • Blood will now spurt from the correct location when agents are killed on the Campaign map.
  • Blood will now show on top of snow.
  • Improved framerate when the camera is close to burning people on the battlefield.
  • Increased the amount of vomiting when an army is suffering from sea sickness or plague.
  • Greater frequency of gory animated event pictures.
  • Blood decals will now remain longer on units and on the ground during battles.
  • Improved blood effects from decapitation and dismemberment on the Campaign map after limbs/heads are severed.
  • Units with seasickness on transport ships will now vomit.
  • Units will no longer play two death animations in some cases when set alight by flaming arrows on the Battlefield.
  • Fixed a couple of instances where units’ weapons changed while they vomited.

This should bring on a shower of limbs. Maybe some accidental moments of lopping body parts off each other, until the battlefield is blood, guts, and blades streaming into some other venue.

Total War: ATTILA now is on sale through Steam until Friday, with a 25% off sale. According to Steam this is in celebrate to the launch of Attila’s Steam Workshop and mod tools, which have yet to arrive. The Creative Assembly have indicated the Attila Assembly Kit is “nearly done” and a forum moderator posted, “Patience is a virtue, and when working with Steam, sometimes a necessity.”

Do keep in mind, Total War: ATTILA is coming to Linux and SteamOS sometime in 2015, no specific details yet.

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