You cannot go ten yards with out tripping over a Warhammer 40,000 sport as of late, however this one – simply introduced this weekend – may be price sitting up and being attentive to. For the primary time within the grimdark future-war collection’ historical past, we get to expeirnece the acquainted setting by way of the lens of a 4X technique sport.
Welcome to Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics Of War. Just a hunch, however I doubt there’s going to be cultural or diplomatic victory situations on this one.
Bring a shock announcement, Gladius most likely will not be out this 12 months. Fortunately, we’ve got plenty more strategy games to keep you sharp until launch.
So, what we’re here’s a full planetary-scale 4X technique sport the place you’ll be able to play as 4 iconic 40ok factions. The compulsory (and overplayed) Imperial Space Marines, the Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard, et al), the always-popular Orks (Millwall supporters IN SPAAACE) and the returning Necron (Imagine if The Terminator was Egyptian, and likewise undead) have all determined that there is loot available on the world of Gladius Prime, and just one group can come away with the products. Sitting down for tea and crumpets is most likely not an possibility.
In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium, somebody forgot to choose up the PG Tips.
All indicators level to this being fairly conventional stuff for the style, minus the standard political and diplomatic points. Each of the 4 factions will apparently have a story-driven marketing campaign, which jogs my memory a little bit of the distinct targets and quests assigned within the glorious Endless Legend.
Being a 4X sport, they’re rolling out the large weapons for this battle. The mechs within the 40ok universe are very massive and really stompy, however we seldom get to see them standing at their full top in additional infantry-scaled video games. With a number of squads of marines or guardsman representable by way of a single piece on the board, it ought to give these absurdly outsized weapons of struggle a little bit extra room to breathe.
Satisfied that the shock announcement of the sport has put sufficient eyes on Gladius, Slitherine have plans for an official full debut stream dwell on Twitch on December 1st, 7pm GMT. Make certain you mark it in your calendar, if the information tickles your fancy.