In this new cinematic trailer for Total War: Warhammer, you’ll see Emperor Karl Franz, the leader of the Empire, rally his army against a ravaging horde of Greenskins. There’s a speech! There’s lots of charging! There’s people being eaten by things bigger than them!

This sample shows the Battle of Fire Pass, a unique quest battle to Karl, you’ll be able to watch the whole thing with developer walkthrough on Thursday the 30th of July.

In this game you will be able to play as famed characters from Warhammer Fantasy Battles; they will be leading conquests. Each character has their own unique narrative path as well as weapons, abilities, mounts and armour.

If you’d like to know what, precisely, is meant when they say the trailer is an ”in-engine cinematic” one then they have helpfully provided details here. But, basically:

“We use the game engine itself as the set, along with all the props and actors it provides. We add some custom animations and some cinematic effects to make it better to watch”.