Yet another game based on Games Workshop’s wildly popular tabletop miniature wargame, Warhammer 40,000, has just landed on iOS. But this new entry to the fray, an action shooter called Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade and built by Gunfinger developer Pixel Toys, boasts a couple of firsts.
The dark Imperial Knight rises
For the first time in a Warhammer 40,000 mobile game, players can take command of a 50-foot battle mech known as an Imperial Knight. As the game’s story goes, you’ll assume the role of an Imperial Knight who becomes an interstellar wanderer known as a Freeblade to defeat the forces of Chaos as part of the Dark Angels Space Marines chapter.
Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade challenges you to control your Freeblade toward victory across 40 single-player campaign missions as well as in special objective missions.
3-D graphics meet 3D Touch
Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade features stunning 3-D graphics that put you in the middle of the madness and mayhem of war. High-resolution textures and particles are complemented by cinematic effects as you tap to unleash your missiles, blasts, and other attacks against invading enemies.
In addition to 3-D graphics, Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade features optimizations for Apple’s 3D Touch pressure-sensitive multi-touch technology on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus — the first Warhammer 40,000 mobile game to do so. As demoed by Pixel Toys at Apple’s media event in September introducing the devices (see video below), the game lets you harness 3D Touch to access special actions on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus: you can press to zoom in or out and press harder to switch to a heavier weapon.
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Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade is available now on the App Store as a free-to-play game. It’s optimized for play on iPhone 5, third-generation iPad, iPad mini 2, sixth-generation iPod touch, and newer iOS devices.