Behold the story behind the first video game outing for Games Workshop’s now retired Battlefleet Gothic tabletop game.
Moody? Tense? Filled with horrible beasties and fantasy monster? …gothic? Check on all those and then some as Battlefleet Gothic: Armada looks like it might hit the space-faring, combat-filled spot for fans of the Warhammer 40k universe.
And it should really be tempting for those fans out there who loved the original Battlefleet Gothic game, as it’s been discontinued by GW since 2013. Seems like interesting timing to release a video game with the tabletop title being no longer around, but I don’t think anyone’s going to complain. Especially with it looking this great.
I’m not the biggest Warhammer fan on Earth, but I do love RTS’ with spaceships and this seems pretty awesome from that angle. The game will also be heavy on customization of your ships, which I don’t really remember being a central point on any space-based RTS really.
And if you’re a fan of the larger 40k universe, no need to worry, developer Tindalos Interactive promises that the game isn’t just Imperium vs Chaos, as Ork and Eldar forces are also scheduled to appear. Actually, there’s a Space Marine faction as well (playable a few weeks after launch), which you can get if you pre-order the game via Steam. You’ll get the multiplayer beta if you pre-up on Steam as well, so there’s two times the incentive right there. The beta kicks off a couple of weeks before the game finally ships out this coming Spring, so you can get a head-start on cleaning up the galaxy.
There’s savings to be had here too, as tonight marks a special Games Workshop Steam sale. The discounted prices mean that you can nab a 10% savings on Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, and also half off on Blood Bowl 2 and 40% off the ticketed price on Mordheim: City of the Damned – both of which were pretty recent releases.