Creative Assembly has aired a showcase featuring the first gameplay footage of Total War: Warhammer 3.

This gives viewers a first impression of what they can expect from the final part of the trilogy. Not only are the renewed mechanics, new factions and all kinds of improvements shown; the ‘Survival Battles’ are also central.

The battles in Survival Battles take place on enemy territory. The goal is to defend captured points on the map against enemies. Players use earned resource materials to set up all kinds of barricades to lure enemies to a point on the map where they are easier to defeat.

The third part features two human factions – Kislev and Cathay – and the Chaos factions Khorne, Slaanesh, Nurgle and Tzeentch. In a “Reality Breaking Conflict”, players explore a new map and journey through the Chaos Realm.

After the release of Total War: Warhammer 3, the developer wants to release dlc that will combine the maps from the three Total War: Warhammer games into one large map. This will only be available to people who have bought all three games.

Total War: Warhammer 3 is due out later this year on Steam and Epic Games Store. A precise release date is not yet available.