Warhammer 40K has been around for years, but its recent spike in popularity has been great for introducing new players (and entirely new generations) to real Space Marines. And the licensing continues with Herocraft and Games Workshop‘s upcoming free-to-play iOS title Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf.
Space Wolf will be a combination of turn-based tactical combat and card collecting. Moves, weapons, and pretty much everything else is handled via cards while the action plays out in 3D. More powerful cards can be acquired through victory (glorious victory!), upgraded through the Iron Priest’s Forge, and presumably purchased with various forms of currency.
Follow the path of the Grey Hunter, Wolf Scout, Blood Claw, or Wolf Guard as you face-off against Word Bearers and Necrons in what is being described as “An epic campaign with branching storylines, spanning hostile environments on a far distant planet.” Personally, I can’t freaking wait.
Space Wolf will be coming to iOS (and Android and PC) sometime in 2014.
Roadhouse Interactive, in partnership with Games Workshop, have announced that they will develop a side-scrolling action game for smartphones and tablets that is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. In this title, players will guide a single space marine who is on a journey to destroy endless amounts of enemies.
“We are incredibly excited to bring a part of Warhammer 40,000 to life on mobile and tablet and it’s great to work with Games Workshop. The legions of fans of Space Marines will now be able to fight the Ork menace while on the move!” said Tarrnie Williams co-founder and President of Roadhouse Interactive.
No, this isn’t a new Marvel comics game based on the not-so-jolly green giant, but rather a sweet new cross platform game based on the Warhammer 40,000 board and video game franchise. Space Hulk‘s developer, Full Control, promises cross platform play across iOS, Mac, and PC, so that should be pretty sweet.
The adaptation will bring the claustrophobic, dungeon-diving fear of the original Space Hulk to the digital realm. One player controls a team of space marines that crawls through the narrow passageways of a derelict spaceship, while another player controls the “Genestealers,” a race of deadly humanoid aliens. Many of the game’s mechanics are based on sci-fi tropes; for example, the Marines can’t see all the Genestealers on the map at any given point, but can see radar blips reminiscent of Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise.
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