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Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus Now Available For Pre-Registration

Snowprint Studios‘ Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus marks a significant moment for Warhammer 40,000 on mobile devices. Fight through the galactic warzone with units from eight factions. Heroes rise to the challenge in planetwide campaigns, face off against arch enemies in pitched PvP skirmishes or collaborate with fellow guild members to take down massive bosses. Beginning today, players can pre-register the game and all those who do will receive special rewards at launch later this year. 

Warhammer 40,000 Factions and Campaigns
Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus will launch with EIGHT playable factions and more will be on the way in regular updates throughout the game’s development. Every army can take part and fight through a deep narrative crafted by renowned Warhammer scribe Matt Forbeck. At the start of your journey, you begin fighting with an Ultramarine squad, quickly enhanced with a fierce member of the Adepta Sororitas, to defeat the implacable Necrons. As you progress you continue to unlock squads of some of the universe’s most powerful warriors and battle through multiple parallel campaigns  

Here is a quick list of the announced playable armies: 

  • Ultramarines – Adeptus Astartes, the war-hardened, armor-clad space marines who defend the Imperium. 
  • Necrons – Awoken from their tombs, these eternal machines bring death to any who oppose them.                        
  • Black Legion – Turned to chaos by the dark gods, the Black Legion were once the best of the imperium. Now they are driven by revenge and eternal conflict. 
  • Black Templars – Space Marines on a special mission to purge the galaxy of enemies. Sometimes even the Imperium’s own are considered a threat.   
  • Orks – Bred for war by the old ones. Orks’ great joy is found in combat. Might makes right for these xenos beasts, and no one can stop them. 
  • Death Guard – The servants of the diseased god Nurgle plague the galaxy. With horrific weapons and shambling pox walkers, the galaxy will never be safe. 
  • Adepta Sororitas – The sisterhood of faith brings divine wrath to the battlefield. Miracles can happen…and the Sororitas prove it.             
  • Astra Militarum – The Emperor’s hammer never stops on the battlefield. Using firepower and intelligence to outwit superior foes and bask in victory.   

Quick and Thrilling PvP
Live PvP will be available at launch for players to battle it out. Fast paced skirmishes with no waiting time will bring players head-to-head in intense bursts of Warhammer combat. Post launch, the team has plans for massive Guild vs Guild wars that take PvP to a larger level scale. 

About Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus
Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus defines a new era of gaming on mobile devices. With 40 heroes at launch, fans can experience extensive PvE campaigns as well as quick battles with opponents in PvP. Bringing the true width of the Warhammer 40,000 universe onto mobile has remained a passionate quest for the Snowprint team. 

Players can pre-register on June 1st and prepare for conquest in the 41st millennium. Fans are invited to sign up to be notified when more Tacticus News comes out, and pre-register the game on their favorite mobile device to earn some unique rewards.

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef launches Orktober 20th on PC and Consoles

Rogueside and Games Workshop have announced that the upcoming run & gun platformer Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef will now launch on October 20, 2022 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

A new and improved demo is now available via Steam as part of the Warhammer Skulls 2022 event. The enhanced demo adds a new level, unlocks the Weirdboy character class – which joins the previously available Flash Git class – and adds up to four-player local and online co-op, in addition to featuring a never before seen introductory cutscene.

An explosive new trailer showcases the bombastic hand-drawn game in action, complete with da boyz getting their mitts on loadz of shiny gubbinz, massive Ummie Knights, and a taste of the face melting heavy metal soundtrack, composed by Deon van Heerden.

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is also receiving a global retail release, courtesy of ININ Games. Fans in the US can already pre-order their copy via GameStop or Amazon, more retailers (including European ones) can be found here.

Also available for pre-order are exclusive Limited and Collector’s Editions loaded with unique items that you cannot find anywhere else.

The Limited Edition includes unique cover artwork and a colorful game manual, while the Collector’s Edition is the ultimate fan package and includes the following exclusive collectibles:

  • Collector’s Edition Box
  • Colorful Game Manual
  • Acrylic Diorama with 4 Ork Boyz
  • Original Soundtrack on CD
  • Shoota Metal Keychain
  • 4 Ork Boyz cardboard standees
  • Character Sticker Set
  • Double-sided Poster, A2
  • Skull Fabric Patch

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is a hand-drawn 2D run and gun adventure taking you on a wild ride of dakka, gore and explosions! Krump your way through the hive city of Luteus Prime; battle Humans, Orks and Genestealer cultists; and ultimately recover your luscious hair squig from the hands of the Warboss Gutrekka!

  • Classic 2D side-scrolling goodness, filled with intense action, funny one-liners, screaming deaths and comical dialogues!
  • Choose your class, picking between four distinct characters, each with their own unique toolkit true to the Warhammer 40,000 lore.
  • Inflict chaos with an arsenal of weapons at your fingertips. Expand your armoury with up to twenty different weapons. There’s no such thing as having too much dakka!
  • Unleash your Waaagh! at the right time! Wreak carnage and rain destruction on those puny ‘umies.
  • Challenge the mightiest empire in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Become victorious, bring the planet to its knees and lead your very own Waaagh!
  • Earn hats by destroying compelling bosses, completing milestones or exchanging Teef at the Mekboy shop. Teef are collected by tearing through the story.
  • Beautiful hand-drawn scenery gives an incredible sense of depth to a side-on world.
  • Break up the action, and immerse yourselves in engaging cinematics.
  • Set foot on Luteus Prime in single-player mode, or get a party together of up to four Ork Boyz and have some fun together! Multiplayer is available both online and in local co-op.
  • Brawl it out against your rivals in an all-out epic battle to decide who is the baddest Ork in the warband! Up to four boyz can scrap it out in the arena, both online and in local PvP.
  • Get your socks rocked off with an amazing heavy metal soundtrack, composed by Deon van Heerden.
  • Yes, there will be explosions. Like, a lot of them!

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef will launch on October 20, 2022 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

Focus Reveals Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun

Auroch Digital and Focus Entertainment have lifted the veil on a bloody and frenetic homage to the retro shooters of yore: Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun! Announced at Games Workshop’s Skulls Showcase and in development for a 2023 release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, this single-player FPS delivers a hardcore, sprite-based experience in the boots of the ultimate war machine: a Space Marine.

Experience a perfect blend of Warhammer 40,000 fun paired with the classic FPS gameplay, style, and visuals of your favorite ‘90s retro shooters. Load up your Boltgun and plunge into action headfirst as a battle-hardened Space Marine on a perilous mission across the galaxy against the Chaos Space Marines and daemons of Chaos.

Unleash your devastating Space Marine arsenal as you blast through sprites, pixels, and viscera in glorious, boomer shooter style. Run, jump and charge across huge levels to shoot, shred and slice the foulest heretics of the galaxy!

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is available to wishlist now on Steam.

Go Behind the Scenes of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

Focus Entertainment and Saber Interactive have released a new behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming third-person action game Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2. Revealed during the Warhammer Skulls Showcase, the video introduces Saber Chief Creative Officer Tim Willits and Creative Director Oliver Hollis-Leick, flanked by Clive Standen, who portrays the fan-favorite Captain Titus. You’ll meet the team and discover new details about this high-octane experience, in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

This teaser offers a closer look at the passion, philosophy, and people helping to bring Space Marine 2 to life. As diehard fans of the franchise themselves, the development team is committed to delivering on the community’s expectations and excitement for the game.

You’ll also see actor Clive Standen at work, sharing insights on the challenging transformation process into the iconic Captain Titus. It’s just one element of many going into capturing the scale of a massive universe constantly at war, and within it, the cold efficiency of the Space Marines.

Sign up now as a Focus member to get the latest exclusive info and upcoming special offers for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 and the whole Focus catalog.

Owlcat Games announces Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader

Owlcat Games has announced Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader – the first classic roleplaying game with turn-based combat in the legendary grim darkness of the far future of Warhammer 40,000, produced in close collaboration with Games Workshop to be released on PC and consoles. The World Premiere, including the first glimpse of gameplay, was announced at the Warhammer Skulls Showcase as part of the festival of video games. Players that are eager to get their hands on the early version of the game and contribute to the development can obtain exclusive Founder’s Packs that are available from Owlcat Studio’s website.

Players will take on the role of a Rogue Trader, a scion of an ancient dynasty of daring privateers, that reign over their own merchant empire and explore the fringes of Imperial space with the blessing of the Emperor Himself. Thanks to their Warrant of Trade – the Rogue Trader is endowed with privileges and power beyond imagination as well as the task of expanding the borders of the Imperium. At their disposal is a gargantuan voidship of immense strength and innumerable personnel ready to follow any undertakings of the leader. Show your subjects mercy or disdain, stay faithful to the Emperor or consort with enemies of Mankind – every decision and every act of the Rogue Trader sends ripples throughout entire star systems, changing the in-game world and those who inhabit it.

The action will unfold in the Koronus Expanse, a dangerous and unexplored region on the far frontiers of the Imperium of Man. Many explorers have fallen victim to this dangerous place and never returned.

Remarkable and sophisticated companions are one of the pillars of cRPGs and Rogue Trader is no exception. A mighty Space Marine, a mercurial Aeldari Ranger, or even a courageous Sister of Battle armed with bolter and ardent prayers are just a few of the many characters that will join the Rogue Trader during your adventures.

Fans can support the game and purchase one of the Founder’s Packs and become a part of the team behind Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader. Those who decide to support the developers early will gain access to the Alpha and Beta versions of the game, help the team to shape the experience with their feedback, and receive a set of unique rewards and items available only to early supporters.

Steve Jackson Games’ Ogre Comes to Xbox, Playstation, and soon for Switch

Auroch Digital first brought the legendary and multi-award-winning strategy war game from Steve Jackson Games to PC in 2017, and now they’ve announced that it is coming to console!

You’ll be able to find Ogre on PlayStationXbox, and play the updated PC version right now! Ogre will be releasing on Switch on May 25th.

For those who have never played, Ogre is a turn-based strategy game, requiring tactical decision-making and strategic thinking. You engage in futuristic warfare with hovercrafts, heavy tanks, and giant cybernetic war machines called Ogres .

It’s a refresh of a classic:

Variety
With two factions to choose from, the North American Combine, and the Paneuropean Federation – and a whole host of different unit types from Light, Superheavy, and Missile Tanks, G.E.V.s, Infantry, Marines, Howitzers, all the way to Ogres (Mark I to Mark VI), you’ll be able to play your way, a different way, every time.

Everlasting
Ogre’s gameplay has withstood the test of time for over forty years since it was first released on tabletop, and then more recently on PC.

Compelling gameplay
Take control and compete for power on the irradiated battlefields of the future, as you play your part in an endless world war. Console players will now get a chance to play the definitive version of Ogre, which includes the expanded G.E.V. rules.

Achievements
With the console editions come achievements! Xbox and PlayStation players will be able to collect achievements as you play Ogre again and again.

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef playable demo invades Steam Next Fest

Ready your Shoota—along with your Slugga and Boomstikk while you’re at it—for developer Rogueside has unleashed a playable demo of frenetic 2D run & gun adventure Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef. Available to download today as part of the Steam Next Fest celebration, the demo’s a dakka-dripping, gore-gorged, teef-teeming taster of the outrageous orgy of Ork violence coming in the full game.

Take control of a Flash Git, one of the four character classes available in the final game, and fly the flag for the Nobz as you tackle the Over The Wall level in your quest to run riot through Luteus Prime. A single-player serving of slaughter, the demo showcases the madcap combat and mini-boss mayhem you can expect later this year when Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef launches complete with online and local co-op support, as well as versus multiplayer.
Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One later in 2022. 

From the developer of the critically acclaimed Guns, Gore & Cannoli franchise comes a new adventure set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe! Play as a savage warrior of the Green Tide, and become the spearhead of an Ork invasion as you bash, smash and shoot your way through the hive city of Luteus Prime on a mission to retrieve your hair squig and claim vengeance on your warlord!

And just maybe become the warboss of a WAAAGH! along the way? Survival of the strongest has never been so violently fun! Scour the battlegrounds, defeat powerful bosses and collect teef to upgrade your arsenal and increase firepower!

Key Features:

  • Action-Packed Gameplay: Being an Ork has never been this fun! Prepare yourself for a non-stop, action-packed platform game where you bash, smash and shoot your way through a deeply engrossing story. Not only will you take on the Astra Militarum, but also Genestealer Cults, Space Marines and of course other Orks!
  • Unique Classes: Play as one of multiple classes, each with their own unique toolkit and playstyle!
  • Wide Variety of Firepower: Destroy your enemies just the way you like it! Choose between a giant arsenal of different weapons spread across several categories. Do you like big explosions? Blast enemies to bits powerful with the Rokkit Launcha! Love it when your gun has a kick? Pick up the mighty Boomstikk. And remember… there’s no such thing as too much dakka!
  • WAAAGH!: As fights continue, the anger inside keeps building up, until the moment it erupts and all hell breaks loose! Explode in a storm of bullets with unlimited ammo and rain destruction on dem ‘umies!
  • Online and Local Co-op Mode: Blasting ‘umies is more fun when you do it together! Bring together four people, local or online, and fight through the hordes of guardsmen, genestealers, aberrants, intercessors, ratlings, … in this incredibly fun arcade-style co-op action mode!
  • Versus Multiplayer: Show your clan who the fiercest Ork in the Green Tide is. Battle it out against other gits, dominate in battle and show them who is the most brutal or cunning!

Star Realms Tech Releases on Digital this Week

Wise Wizard Games is releasing the High Alert Tech expansion on Star Realms Digital tomorrow morning! Tech features the new Tech card type, which comes straight into play when acquired and gives you a permanent ability you can activate once per turn with trade!

This is a breaking update, so please finish any games that you have underway today. This update includes lots of other cool stuff including: 

  • Improvements in the online lobby and new game screen layout
  • We have added a new Community Feed feature, where notable events by players are posted. There is a checkbox in Settings  if you prefer to only see your favorite players in your feed (instead of everyone). 
  • We added the “Attack” button that was first introduced in Hero Realms
  • We added the ability to select whether a challenge is for fun or for a tournament so that players can more easily manage their incoming challenges while playing in tournaments. 

Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus Announces Necrons as Playable Faction

Snowprint Studios awakens the tombs for Necron players in their latest update of Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus. This month the team at Snowprint Studios released a video highlighting Necrons for new players.

Tacticus aims to deliver factions that are faithful representations of the tabletop experience, and the Necrons are no exception. This first-look video showcases the immediate threat players are faced with as they join the battle. Should players manage to defeat the Necron forces, they will earn the right to command them – as this video also teases playable Necron units. Snowprint knows that playing with your favorite faction is core to the Warhammer 40,000 ethos. More factions will be revealed and explored in the future.

Necron Highlights

  • Necron Warriors are ranged fighters with deadly Gauss Flayer Guns. They can be resurrected using Reanimation Protocols.
  • Necron Flayed Ones are deadly hand-to-hand troops with claws that can tear metal and flesh. Keeping them at a distance is vital.
  • Deathmarks snipe from long ranges and can focus on single targets. Combined with other troops they can finish any job. 

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 Revealed

Focus Entertainment and Saber Interactive are proud to announce Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2, the new third-person action title from the cult-classic Space Marine franchise, which recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the original game. Unveiled at this year’s The Game Awards, the world premiere trailer of Space Marine 2 heralds the next installment for Captain Titus and mankind’s ultimate protectors, complete with a glimpse of its awesome gameplay in action.

Embody the superhuman skill and brutality of a Space Marine, the greatest of the Emperor’s warriors, with Clive Standen (Vikings, Taken) as the iconic Captain Titus. Unleash deadly abilities and an arsenal of devastating weaponry to obliterate the relentless Tyranid hordes. Hold at bay the horrors of the galaxy in epic battles on far-flung planets, uncover dark secrets, and drive back the everlasting night to prove your ultimate loyalty to humanity.

Space Marine 2 will be released on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Sign up as a Focus member now to get the latest exclusive info and special offers for Space Marine 2 and the whole Focus catalog.

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