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Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon Announced

Slitherine and Games Workshop team up for upcoming strategy.

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 21 MAY 2013 2:04pm by The Wargamer

Slitherine and Games Workshop announced today the upcoming release of Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon. The title is expected to release for the PC and iOS systems in the first quarter of 2014.

After announcing the two's cooperation on future titles some time ago, now has come the time release more details on their partnership. The paternership gives Slitherine exclusive rights to Games Workshop's Battle for Armageddon setting to create multi-platform, turn-based, hex-based straetgy games. 

The game itself is set during the Second War of Armageddon, where players will lead the Imperial forces of the Armageddon Steel Legion and Space Marines from the Ultramarines, Blood Angels, and Salamanders Chapters against Ghazghkull Thraka's massive Ork Waaagh! invasion. Players can expect to see more than 30 scenarios that take them across the hostile terrain of the planet and to the gigantic Hive Cities.

"It is very exciting to see a game like this come alive - I just can't wait to play it!," said Iain McNeil, Development Director of the Slitherine Group. "It's been almost 15 years since a turn-based strategy game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe has been released and we think it is now time to deliver that experience to all fans around the world".
“The Battle for Armageddon is a classic event in the lore of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, having been detailed in games, models and novels over the past 20 years.” said Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop. “Slitherine's masterful use of their classic digital wargame style applied to this seminal setting will delight fans of both.”
Here's additional main features for Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon:
  • The game portrays the Second War for Armageddon™ in great detail, from the initial Ork landings to the final liberation of the planet;
  • It contains a large branching campaign with 30 major scenarios, plus additional 5 tutorial scenarios that explore the story in detail;
  • A complex plot, which can develop during a mission, right in the middle of battle, creating an engaging story line with unexpected twists;
  • Players lead Imperial troops of the Armageddon™ Steel Legion, with supporting assets from a number of Space Marine chapters against the ferocious Orks;
  • Fight alongside Commissar Yarrik and Commander Dante against the cunning Ork Warboss Ghazghkull Thraka;
  • Carry over battle-hardened veterans from scenario to scenario, using their experience and upgrading their equipment; 
  • Detailed combat model with terrain, weather and morale effects;
  • Extensive modding options delivered through a powerful and easy-to-use game editor.
Currently there's no official product page yet, but keep an eye out for when we post more information!

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