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Space Hulk: Deathwing will see a delay, but not by much

7 Dec

Space Hulk: Deathwing, the FPS from Streum On studio set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, will be delayed – but it’s a short wait.

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According to a announcement from publisher Focus Home Interactive, instead of releasing this week on December 9 as planned, the game will arrive a week later on December 14.

The extra time will provide the development team time to address technical points raised during the closed technical beta last week.

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Most issues have already been addressed, according to the studio. These include: improvement to loading times, optimization of general performance, improvement of interface and menu elements, sound-design changes including character voices, and fix of numerous bugs and nearly all occurrences of crashes.

Work is ongoing to fix the remainder of these issues.

To hold you over until release, a final batch of images have been released, and can be seen above in the gallery.

Space Hulk: Deathwing will be released on PS4 and Xbox One in early 2017.

Check out 17 minutes of Space Hulk: Deathwing’s solo campaign

19 Nov

Here’s a new video for the first-person shooter Space Hulk: Deathwing, based on the Games Workshop boardgame.

Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, along with a cooperative multiplayer mode, Space Hulk features a solo campaign which was written in collaboration with Black Library author and Dark ​Angels specialist, Gav Thorpe.

What you see above is 17 minutes worth of uncut gameplay from the campaign, which clocks in at around 15 hours when in normal difficulty mode.

If played on harder difficulty and with time taken to explore to find hidden relics along the way, the campaign will last even longer.

The campaign also has huge environments, with lots of “optional areas and secret rooms to discover.”

Here’s what you can expect from the solo campaign, according to developer Streum On Studio:

“In the campaign you play as a Librarian of the Dark Angels’ 1st Company, the Deathwing, taking on swarms of Genestealer in the Space Hulk Olethros with Storm Bolter and Force Sword in hand. The Librarian is a Psyker, granting him access to powerful psychic abilities such as chain lighting, a powerful lightning bolt, which arcs between multiple enemies; and Shockwave, which blasts enemies back from you. You will need to utilize the full armory of the Deathwing company, your powerful psychic abilities, as well as the squad members under your command to fend off the xenos threat.

“The Genestealers adapt their behaviour, based on their numbers, their type, and your actions. Commanding your teammates to cover you, block doors to prevent genestealers from flanking you, heal you, or hold a key position, is vital to survival in the depths of the Space Hulk. By playing the campaign you also unlock new weaponry for use by you and your squadmates, along with gaining experience to spend on three skill trees to unlock powerful new abilities.”

Space Hulk: Deathwing will be made available for download on PC, December 9 and will arrive on consoles in 2017.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 announced for 2017 release on PC

3 May

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 is in the works at Relic, SEGA announced today.

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 announced for 2017 release on PC

The game builds on the scale of Dawn of War and the customization and elite heroes of Dawn of War 2.

“This is the Dawn of War that fans have been waiting for,” said Stephen MacDonald, the title’s executive producer. “Our biggest units ever? Check. Giant orbital lasers? Check. Base-building, epic heroes, huge battles, it’s all in there. Get ready for the biggest Dawn of War yet. For the Emperor!”

The trailer below features the Space Marines, Eldar, and Orks locked in battle.

This will be Relic’s first main title produced under SEGA since it was purchased from THQ in 2013.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 will be released in 2017 on PC.

The massive ship interiors in Space Hulk: Deathwing look pretty great

22 Jan

The ships in Space Hulk: Deathwing are huge, and highly detailed as you will see in this new set of screenshots.

As a Librarian accompanied by a Terminator squad, players will explore and fight inside these mammoth, derelict Warhammer 40,000 ships solo or cooperatively with friends.

These include a large battle-barge belonging to the Black Templars, as well as a vessel from the Adeptus Mechanicus.

Inside these ships players will shoot it out with an army of Genestealer while recovering relics within the ships and asteroids composing the Space Hulk.

The first-person shooter by Streum On Studio, built with Unreal Engine 4, contains a full story campaign and all of the weapons featured in the Space Hulk board game.

It releases this year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade Review (iOS)

26 Nov

Along with Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer seems to be one of those franchises that is immune to failing overall. Sure fans can argue over the moon how a version/edition/expansion was lame, but even the “weakest” products will still shift enough numbers to make it a success and with Warhammer 40,000 enjoying another period of media

The post Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade Review (iOS) appeared first on Touch, Tap, Play.

Tap-to-shoot Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade lets you play as an Imperial Knight

13 Aug

A new tap-to-shoot action combat game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe is in the works with Gunfinger developer Pixel Toys.

Coming soon to mobile and tablets, in Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade, players will take command of an Imperial Knight which is an armored war mech.

“The game signals a real step-change for Pixel Toys,” said Andy Wafer, co-founder of Pixel Toys. “We started Pixel Toys three years ago with a passion to use our console background to create high impact action titles for touch screen devices.

“Warhammer fans have never seen 40k’s futuristic troops, creatures and vehicles of war in combat like this before on touch screen platforms. We’ve recreated the 40k universe in intricate detail, authentically modelling each individual component and bringing it to life on a grand scale – fighting in close-up combat, complete with dramatic environmental destruction coupled with mobile-appropriate gameplay and a control system.”

As players control their Imperial Knight through the 40+ mission campaign, they will come across other dynamically-created Patrol missions.

Players will be able to customize and upgrade their mech through the crafting system using loot picked up in the game. As the game progresses, more upgrades will be made available.

Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade is due to launch for mobile and tablet devices this autumn.

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Warhammer classics have arrived on GOG

16 Jul

Available digitally for the first time, three classic Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 titles have arrived on GOG.

Tested, fixed and prepared to “run perfectly” on Windows systems, each of the three games listed below are now available with the original soundtracks.

Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat ($5.99)

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate ($9.99)

Warhammer 40,000 Epic: Final Liberation ($5.99)

“These games have been next to impossible to find anywhere for years” says Oleg Klapovsky, GOG.com’s VP of business development and operations.

“Reviving them meant that we had to dig a lot deeper, but we’re excited to have acquired the rights to re-release some of the most important entries in the Warhammer legacy.”

Hit up the GOG links for more information on each title.

Persistent sandbox action-RPG Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr out in 2016

15 Jul

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr is coming to current-gen and PC next year.

Announced today by Games Workshop and The Adventures of Van Helsing-developer Neocore Games, Inquisitor is a persistent sandbox action-RPG.

Players will take part in a “secret war among the stars” as the agents of the Inquisition in single-player.

After the campaign is finished, IGN says the story will continue “in a colossal sandbox game with years of constant entertainment, gradual development and a continuous flow of content that enriches the action-RPG gameplay.”

That’s a mouthful.

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and PC in 2016.

Persistent sandbox action-RPG Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr out in 2016

15 Jul

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr is coming to current-gen and PC next year.

Announced today by Games Workshop and The Adventures of Van Helsing-developer Neocore Games, Inquisitor is a persistent sandbox action-RPG.

Players will take part in a “secret war among the stars” as the agents of the Inquisition in single-player.

After the campaign is finished, IGN says the story will continue “in a colossal sandbox game with years of constant entertainment, gradual development and a continuous flow of content that enriches the action-RPG gameplay.”

That’s a mouthful.

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and PC in 2016.

Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is a twin stick shooter MOBA for PC

25 Feb

Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena has been announced as a twin stick shooter MOBA blend from Whitebox Interactive.

Set for a 2016 release on PC, the game’s beta will be on show at PAX East next month.

An Early Access release is slated for Q2 2015 and you can already purchase early access for a minimum of $25 through the official website.

The MOBA takes place in Commorragh, the capital city of Dark Eldar, where arenas are based on the Wych Cults.

Four player teams featuring familiar Warhammer Universe characters such as Ork, Space Marine and Tau will be available, with revealed heroes including: Assault Terminator, Scout, Stormboy and Tau Fire Warrior.

Sisters of Battle, Dark Eldar, Eldar, and more will be added at a later date.

Thanks, MCV.

3D arcade shooter Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team lands on Steam today

23 May

SEGA has announced the top down, 3D arcade shooter, Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team finally headed to PC. It is now available on Steam.

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The game was originally released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 by THQ, and SEGA is celebrating by also re-launching Relic’s strategy series, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, under the publisher’s umbrella.

The entire range will all be available for 50% off until May 25.

Titles included in the franchise sale:

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Grand Master Collection (DoW II + Chaos Rising and Retribution + All DLC)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Master Collection (DoW II + Chaos Rising and Retribution)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution – Complete DLC Collection (All DoW II DLC)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (DoW + Winter Assault, Dark Crusade and SoulStorm)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Franchise Pack (DoW + all expansions, DoW II + all expansions/DLC)

SEGA acquired, Vancouver-based developer Relic Entertainment from THQ and all Relic IPs on January 22, 2013.

Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade Founder’s Pack detailed

15 Apr

Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade developers Behaviour Interactive have sent out an email to subscribers detailing the Founder’s Pack on offer with the upcoming MMO.

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The newsletter contains the following list of Founder’s Pack goodies, as posted by Massively:

Buying a Founder’s Pack provides full access to the game at launch and the four races. Purchaser’s will can select unique rewards from the following categories:

  • Identity – Enhance your character’s core identity with unique Founders-only squad emblems, Heroes, and background-related titles, biographies, and cosmetics
  • Weapon Skins – Unique cosmetics for each race
  • Armor Skins – Unique cosmetics for each race
  • Space Ship Decorations – Unique cosmetics to dress up your Squad or Strike Force Cruiser’s interior the way you want
  • Miscellaneous – Unique execution animations and pets, both utility and non-combat
  • Vehicles – Unique Founders-only vehicles
  • Consumables – Extra ammunition, grenades, and other convenience items
  • Accessories – Unique equipment pieces

Behaviour Interactive said within the next few months the Founder’s Pack for Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade will be available for purchase and that updates to each category will be made over time.

The MMORPG game is slated for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and takes place during the 41st Millennium.

Warhammer 40,000 strategy title in the works at Slitherine

14 Mar

Slitherine and Games Workshop have signed a deal to produce a strategy game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Development is underway on multiple platforms.

“This deal represents yet another testament to our continuous aim to reach new audiences, without losing sight of who we are and what we do best”, said JD McNeil, chairman of the Slitherine Group.

“It’s all about creating strategy games that are targeted to a particular audience and addressing a very specific need in the market. The Warhammer 40,000 setting is a perfect fit for the style of strategy games that we make and will be very popular with fantasy and science fiction fans alike. Joining forces with Games Workshop will allow us to bring an wonderfully deep and appropriate IP to the Turn Based Strategy genre”.

Details of the deal, including content and features of the game, are to be announced at a later date.