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Details On Forthcoming Warhammer 40,000 Game Hit The Web

Slitherine and Games Workshop have announced that their forthcoming Warhammer 40,000 game will officially bear the title "Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon," and is expected to launch in the App Store sometime in early 2014. While we heard back at the beginning of April that Slitherine and Games Workshop had partnered up to bring a new Warhammer 40,000 game to iOS, at the time, little else concerning the app was known. Now, however, besides the application's official name, fans of the 1987 miniature war-game will also be pleased to learn that the upcoming iOS app is set during the Second War of Armageddon, and will, according to Slitherine, allow players to:
[...] 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 through over 30 scenarios, on the hostile terrain of the planet and its gigantic Hive Cities.
Development Director of the Slitherine Group Iain McNeil said: "It is very exciting to see a game like this come alive - I just can't wait to play it! 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." As outlined at Slitherine's website, features of the forthcoming app include:
  • 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;
  • Over 35 scenarios;
  • Over 100 unit types, with unique roles, stats and special abilities;
  • 20 different units stats;
  • A separate set of maps are designed and balanced specifically for multiplayer via Slitherine's PBEM++ system.
Besides iOS, Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon will also be available for Windows computers, and both versions of the game are expected to launch in early 2014. We'll let you know if further news concerning the forthcoming Warhammer 40,000 app hits the Web. In the meantime, see: Castle Defense HD Offers A Fun, Fully-Featured Tower Defense Experience For iOSCould Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Finally Be iOS-Bound?, and Developer: Launching Star Command Was Only The Beginning.
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