Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Announced
Update: There's a shiny new trailer for Battleleet Gothic: Armada and you can see it above.
Warhammer certainly is breaking into the videogame market in a big way. With the demise of THQ and Games Workshops decision to make the license more accessible (read: they sell it to whoever wants it), we have seen our fair share of Warhammer related games in 2014. This trend is set to continue for, low and behold, out comes Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The Warhammer 40k universe of the popular tabletop has seen more love from developers and unless we go way back into the past, only two Warhammer Fansasy games come to my mind; Mark of Chaos and Warhammer Quest, both disappointing.
Dawn of War, Space Marine and Space Hulk: Ascension have proven that, in capable hands, the 40k lore is well able to bring forth a fantastic gaming experienced, loved by those that are already into the franchise and those that are completely new to it. Still, a few stinkers have come our way too and they shall go unnamed for exactly that reason. May the industry be cleansed of such abominations.
So what's up with Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. It's an RTS developed by Focus Home Interactive and Tindalos Interactive, pitting the fleet of the Imperium of Men against the forces of Chaos, Eldar and Orks. Battling over control of the Gothic Sector, the scene is set for bombastic space battles of epic proportions – at least that's what the lore says. It's in the hands of the developers after all to make it an actual reality. Actual information on the gameplay is spars at the moment, but we do know that some kind of ranking progression system for crews, captains and admirals will be in play. As well as that, the obligatory customization is also promised. More info will be announced soon and you'll be the first to know.
That being said, here I am throwing out a random thought. Considering that the Warhammer 40k lore is very susceptible to micro transactions (new ships, races, chapters etc), I'm going to call it now. Day One DLC and a horde of mirco payments incoming! Devs and Publishers, prove me wrong.