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Warhammer 40K themed mobile RPG in the works

Warhammer 40K themed mobile RPG in the works

Warhammer 40,000 has featured in turn-based and real-time strategy series and also third and first person shooters, but never a 2D side-scroller before.

Games Workshop’s grim science fiction miniatures property Warhammer 40,000 is heading to iOS in the form of a side-scrolling action RPG.

Warhammer 40,000 Carnage will pit players in the role of a space marine churning through a horde of green-skinned orks, giving them the option to unlock further equipment that will be familiar to fans of the series, including chainswords, bolt guns and thunder hammers.

’We’ve taken the best of the Warhammer 40,000 universe and built a game that will appeal to seasoned 40k fans and more casual gamers alike,’ said developer Roadhouse Interactive president Tarrnie Williams. ’The game is full of explosive, adrenaline-fueled action, in stunning environments that will be familiar to many.’

The plot revolves around investigating a planet which has been consumed by collective insanity and violence, a plot device that will also be ‘familiar to many’ who have encountered the Warhammer 40,000 series before.

Best known as a tabletop wargaming franchise, Warhammer 40,000 has found its way into several video games over recent years, including 2011's Space Marine, developed by Relic Entertainment, which also featured space marines cutting their way through hordes of orks.

Relic Entertainment, under the guidance of publisher THQ, also had a long stewardship over the Warhammer 40,000 intellectual property through its Dawn of War real time strategy series, but following the dissolution of THQ the license was reported to have ended up at Slitherine, a smaller developer and publisher specialising in historical strategy games.

Another smaller studio, Zattikka, was also granted a Warhammer 40,000 license and planned to develop a 3D isometric free-to-play game using the setting, but the company went into administration in August last year before it could release anything.

Will you be checking out Warhammer 40,000 Carnage? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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XXAOSICXX 10th April 2014, 09:29 Quote
" Let us know your thoughts in the forums."

My thoughts are this is yet more GW iOS only bullshit.

End of.
Corky42 10th April 2014, 10:59 Quote
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Will you be checking out Warhammer 40,000 Carnage?
No. As soon as i read "giving them the option to unlock further equipment" it screams of pay to win.
The Dawn of War real time strategy series had it right, and my heart sank when that IP got sold to Slitherine.
Warhammer only works as a strategy game IMHO, so stick to either TBS or RTS done properly like THQ managed to do.
Sloth 11th April 2014, 18:03 Quote
Mobile? No thanks.

And, SPESH MUHREENS. Yawn. So much more of the 40K world that could be used, but they always go for what will be most popular.
Otis1337 11th April 2014, 18:33 Quote
Warhammer gaming franchise..... Good night sweet prince.
sixfootsideburns 12th April 2014, 03:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sloth
Mobile? No thanks.

And, SPESH MUHREENS.

I believe what you really meant was SPERC MAHRERNS
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