New Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Screens Show Just How Good Warhammer 40K Adaptation Looks With Unreal Engine 4

By Steve Buja , Updated Jan 16, 2015 03:11 PM EST

Clearly, the guys over at Games Workshop are up to no good. Not simply content to possess the premier tabletop miniatures game with their acclaimed Warhammer series, they have to slowly take over digital gaming as well. Less than 24 hours after the release of WH 40k's latest mobile title, The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault, there's a brand new one coming down the pipe - Battlefleet Gothic: Armada.

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Based on the ship combat tabletop game, Battlefleet Gothic will be a Real Time Strategy (RTS) game powered by Unreal Engine 4. The game highlights the spacefaring navy of the various races and factions found throughout the Warhammer universe - Imperial, Chaos, Ork and Eldar - as you vie for dominance in a kill or be killed battle for the important Gothic region of space.

In addition to the fast RTS elements, the game will also offers players a deep roster of ships from every faction that can be customized to a player's preferences. Guns, speed, armor, support, you name it, it is yours to command. As with other Warhammer titles - such as Armageddon (our review here), surviving ships gain experience and new skills from battle to battle, allowing the formation of an esteemed and terrifying veteran fleet of warships.

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And best of all, it looks damn pretty thanks to Unreal Engine 4 - which also powers the other "gothic" Warhammer title Mordheim: City of the Damned. Just look at this thing!

This will be the first new Battlefleet Gothic entry since the tabletop version was discontinued back in 2013.

No word on a release date or pricing as of yet. More details will come in the following months. in the meantime, if you need to sate your hunger for sci-fi battle, try out the Horus Heresy for free on iOS. And don't worry, there will surely be a lot more Warhammer coming to you in 2015.

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