- Aug 25, 2020
Henry Cavill has been turned into an Easter Egg character in Total War: Warhammer 2, one of his favourite games. The star of The Witcher on Netflix has previously made clear how much he likes Creative Assembly's game, telling GQ he'd completed the game with six different races. He even made clear in that interview how much he looks forward to new DLC for the game arriving. Well the latest DLC, The Warden and The Paunch arrives tomorrow, May 21, and Cavill should be more excited than ever, as the expansion adds a character based on the actor and his recent work. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2017/09/25/total-war-warhammer-2-review"] As pointed out by PCGamesN, the new DLC includes a High Elf Loremaster simply named Cavill, who comes with a trait called White Wolf that gives him a bonus when fighting against large enemies (like monsters, perhaps), and even includes the flavour text "Wind's howling" (based on an oft-quoted line from The Witcher 3). If that wasn't evidence enough, PCGamesN talked to the game's director, Richard Aldridge, who confirmed the homage: "So when when I saw a certain Mr. Cavill mention that he enjoys nothing more than firing up Total War: Warhammer or painting a few models in his spare time, I thought it would be fun to somehow inject him into the game [...] With the Warden and the Paunch coming up, it felt like a good time to include Henry, and what better way than having a mighty Loremaster of Hoeth by your side with a few personal special traits to play with when starting a campaign as Eltharion?” [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/09/04/henry-cavill-was-the-first-choice-for-the-witcher"] Cavill (the real one, not the elf one) is a major gaming fan, who said he "lived and breathed" the Witcher games to prepare for his onscreen role as Geralt of Rivia, and has been painting Warhammer models to pass the time in quarantine. We here at IGN are also fans of Total War: Warhammer 2, awarding it a 9.1 review, calling it "a league above anything we’ve seen in the entire Total War series before in both design and presentation." [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News and he aspires to one day be an Easter Egg in Dynasty Warriors. Follow him on Twitter.