Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:05pm 02/06/22 | 0 Comments
The week-long Warhammer Skulls celebration has kicked off, and if you’re wondering what the future of Warhammer games looks like, well, the Warhammer 40,000 title is just about on the money. From the announcement of a new CRPG Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, to a digital card game for PC and mobile coming in 2023 called Warhammer 40,000: Warpforge, to the surprise reveal that there’s also a Warhammer retro shooter coming in the form of Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun.
Which we’ll kick things off with because, as fans of the retro shooter revival (the boomer shooter if you will), this looks pretty cool. And definitely something that could have existed back in the day. Here’s the scoop on the new Warhammer game announcements.
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun
Load up your Boltgun and plunge into battle headfirst! Experience a perfect blend of Warhammer 40,000, classic, frenetic FPS gameplay and the stylish visuals of your favourite 90’s retro shooters. Play a battle-hardened Space Marine on a perilous mission across the galaxy, as they battle against the Chaos Space Marines and daemons of Chaos. In glorious boomer shooter style, unleash your devastating Space Marine arsenal as you blast through an explosion of sprites, pixels and blood. Run, jump and charge across huge levels to shoot, shred and slice the worst heretics across the galaxy!
Warhammer 40.000: Boltgun is headed to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PCs in 2023.
Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader
Players will take on the role of a Rogue Trader, a scion of an ancient dynasty of daring privateers, that reign over their own merchant empire and explore the fringes of Imperial space with the blessing of the Emperor Himself. Thanks to their Warrant of Trade - the Rogue Trader is endowed with privileges and power beyond imagination as well as the task of expanding the borders of the Imperium. At their disposal is a gargantuan voidship of immense strength and innumerable personnel ready to follow any undertakings of the leader. Show your subjects mercy or disdain, stay faithful to the Emperor or consort with enemies of Mankind - every decision and every act of the Rogue Trader sends ripples throughout entire star systems, changing the in-game world and those who inhabit it.
Award-winning studio Owlcat Games is thrilled to announce Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader - the first classic roleplaying game with turn-based combat in the legendary grim darkness of the far future of Warhammer 40,000, produced in close collaboration with Games Workshop to be released on PC and consoles.
Warhammer 40,000: Warpforge
A new, free-to-play digital card game set in the 41st millennium, Warpforge will bring together all the major factions of the Warhammer 40,000 universe as digital cards for players to collect and do battle with in brutal and fast-paced skirmishes.
In Warpforge, players will immerse themselves in the lore of Warhammer 40,000 through single-player campaigns exploring each of the warring factions. They will then fight in draft and constructed competitive modes, in both regular play and time-limited competitions with unique rules of engagement. Committed players will be able to take part in massive alliance wars, which will test the mettle of even the most seasoned veterans.
Warhammer 40,000: Warpforge will debut on Steam in 2023 with other platforms to follow, including mobile.
The Warhammer Skulls event featured a lot more than the three highlights above, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 got a behind the scenes look with developer Saber Interactive going all in with mo-cap for the game’s animation. The excellent co-op action of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 got a nod too, as it’s getting a new map with new enemy types on June 14 as part of a Bel'lakor expansion. And finally, the 2D action of Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef got a release date of October 20, 2022 for PC and consoles - which also has a brand new demo you can play right now on Steam.