ALL MY YES: Warhammer 40k Strategy Game Coming

By Joseph Christ on March 14th, 2013 (9 comments)

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There is something fundamentally wrong with paying $30 for 8 small pieces of plastic you then need to put together and paint yourself. “But it's the HOBBY of it!” you're probably saying as you sit there hunched over a small light and lightly feathering a $0.001 piece of plastic with a tiny paintbrush.

Yes I hear you, but it's also a way you're getting blatently ripped off. For that reason alone I never really got into Warhammer 40k as much as I wanted to. The universe is rich, the ideas behind the wargaming solid, but the price is just downright repugnant. So I've been hoping, waiting, YEARNING for a video game version of the tabletop game for years now. Something one-to-one that I can play without having to break the bank for cheap plastic.

Finally, it looks like it's going to happen.

Indie strategy developer Slitherine has obtained the rights to produce a strategy game in the Warhammer 40k Universe from Games Workshop. To put into perspective just how awesome this is...Slitherine is the developer who has basically taken over the Close Combat series post Atomic Games, and has been focusing on hardcore strategy titles for the PC and Mobile since 2000. I'm so fucking happy.

"This deal represents yet another testament to our continuous aim to reach new audiences, without losing sight of who we are and what we do best", said JD McNeil, Chairman of the Slitherine Group on the Slitherine website. "It's all about creating strategy games that are targeted to a particular audience and addressing a very specific need in the market. The Warhammer 40,000 setting is a perfect fit for the style of strategy games that we make and will be very popular with fantasy and science fiction fans alike. Joining forces with Games Workshop will allow us to bring an wonderfully deep and appropriate IP to the Turn Based Strategy genre”.

No other details have been announced at this time but it's probably for the best, for if they were the rest of my day would be taken up with long sessions of me licking the monitor of my computer and clawing at my man-bits with the ferocity of a starving third-world child trying to get into an Old Country Buffet.

Blood for the blood god!

Tags: Warhammer, warhammer 40k, slitherine

Joseph Christ

Joseph Christ is the Reviews Editor and a Podcast Personality at 4Player. Specializing in reviews, editorials, drinking, and saying inappropriate things about gaming franchises that are beloved by millions, his satirical and sometimes edgy style offsets a more serious and penetrating substance lurking below the surface. He is also the host of the Cocktail Time Podcast. You'll follow his Twitter if you know what's good for you.

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  • Meltdown 1 year, 4 months ago

    SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE.

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    • daethwing188 1 year, 4 months ago

      THRONES FOR THE THRONE SKULL Also, Emperor protects!

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  • Frank Hartnett 1 year, 4 months ago

    Uh, there IS a Warhammer 40k strategy series, Joseph. It's the 40k: Dawn of War series developed by Relic. :P I will say I didn't care much for Dawn of War 2, so I'll hope these guys can top that at least.

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    • Meltdown 1 year, 4 months ago

      From the sounds of it though, this might be a more direct adaptation of the table-top rather than an RTS in the same universe.

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    • Joseph Christ 1 year, 4 months ago

      That's more of an RTS and doesn't really follow the tabletop rules per se'.

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  • eviljim 1 year, 4 months ago

    I play Warhammer 40k and have a big fully painted IG army, but I am always up for a 40k video game. PS: Joseph, if you are still interested in a miniature game, have you looked into Malifaux. It a weirdwest/steampunk skirmish miniature game. You only need about 6 models and they come with cards which have the stats and stuff for the models.

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  • pioshfd 1 year, 4 months ago

    Really enjoyed Mark of Chaos, the Dawn of War series, and even the Bloodbowl series. I'm looking forward to seeing Slitherine's take on the Turn Based Strategy genre. For the Greater Good!

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  • Necbromancer 1 year, 4 months ago

    It will never live up to the sheer variety the tabletop has to offer, though I'd hardly be against the attempt. Though, looking back at my time playing 3E, I will offer this: Dollar for Dollar playing Warhammer tabletop was far more cost effective entertainment than regularly seeing movies or going to bars. If you don't have a group to play with, its a poor investment, but if you have an even halfway active group, you'll get literally years out of that five hundo.

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  • bigbazz 1 year, 3 months ago

    Coool....Theres not many of these honestly. Fire warrior was good and so was space marine. BTW The guy in the artwork is a space marine of the Blood Angels chapter.

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