Endless Warhammer, Part Two: Our Guide To All Upcoming Warhammer & 40k Video Games
Our Warhammer retrospective continues onward into the future.
Yesterday, we laid out all the current games you could pick up set in the Warhammer fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 universes. If for whatever reason none of those tickled your fancy, then perhaps the forthcoming game adaptations - many of which are running off the Unreal Engine 4 and coming for next-gen consoles - can get you excited.
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada [PC] - if ever a game will get people into Warhammer 40,000, this could be the one. Armada eschews the traditional turn based strategy for a more real time feel, but the guys over at Rock, Paper, Shotgun don't see that as a bad thing. The stunningly beautiful game will feature four factions and a near unlimited amount of leveling progression for the many, many ships of your fleet. All of it powered by the wonders of (the now free) Unreal Engine 4. No release date set, but we hope it hits soon.
Space Hulk: Deathwing [PC, Xbox One, PS4] - the slightly delayed FPS will put you into the roles of the elite Deathwing chapter of space marines where you fill have to fight your way out of the narrow and darkened halls of a derelict Hulk. Genestealers abound, and the Unreal Engine 4 looks great in this fast paced sci-fi horror. Now, can it come out please? Watch the trailer.
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide [PC] - chess meets Warhammer in the most bloody, yet civilized, game in history. We've been in need for a new Battle Chess for years now. No official release date has been set, but it's expected to launch on Steam sometime in quarter two of this year. Check out the trailer!
Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide [PC, Xbox One, PS4] - with a name like that, you know we're interested. A grim and gritty medieval FPS, reminding me of my joyous days with Heretic, has you up against an unstoppable...tide of rat-men in this upcoming title. No release date has been set, head over to the official site and you have absolutely have to watch this trailer.
Eisenhorn: Xenos [iOS, PC] - based on the award winning series Eisenhorn by Dan Abnett and set within the ranks of Warhammer 40,000's Inquisition, the upcoming mobile title from Herocraft is a 3D action RPG adventure that retells the first book in the series. Featuring the voice of Mark Strong as Eisenhorn, the game will offer a huge arsenal of pointy and exploding weapons, a large campaign and we must say, some impressive looking visuals. The game is scheduled to be released later this year.
Blood Bowl 2 [PC, Xbox One, PS4] - not to be outdone, Cyanide has been teasing the long, slow release of the sequel, due out sometime early this year. The game "is even more ambitious than its predecessor in all aspects of the game, with numerous extra features and the highest production values. Its brand new graphics engine has been specially developed for this sequel showcasing improved visuals, sound, and animation." Head to the official site for updates, and be sure to check out the trailer.
Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena [PC] - it was inevitable that Warhammer would be redone as a MOBA. The game, due out in Q2 of this year, is a blend of twin-stick shooters and the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, an intriguing combination if ever there was one. You can sign up for early access at the official site. Check out the trailer.
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade [PC] - after Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning was shuttered, Square Enix swooped in and will be filling the gap in the Warhammer MMO market. Eternal Crusade is a limited free-to-play 3rd person shooter title - but you can only play one of a select number of classes and races. There will be plenty of in-game purchases available. No word on a release date, but should be out sometime in 2015. Head over to the official site to pre-order the Founder's Pack.
Total War: Warhammer [PC] - for whatever reason, they decided to not name this Total Warhammer, but that's fine. Two of the most venerable strategy titles in gaming meet at last. The game has not been officially announced, but there's a short tease at the end of the the 15 years of Total War retrospective trailer and loads of evidence pointing in this direction. Only a matter of time. Guess we'll find out soon enough.
Warhammer endures. The combined twenty-odd titles ought to keep you busy nearly every moment of the day, should you wish. So, which ones do you play? Which ones are you really looking forward to? Tell us in the comments! We'll keep this updated as more games are - inevitably - announced.