LogoWarhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is the name of yet another new WH40K game coming down the pipes for a multi-platform release. Due out in 2014 on PC, iOS, and Android, Space Wolf is a free-to-play CCG that tasks you with commanding the Space Wolves legion against an interesting assortment of foes: the traitor legion the Word Bearers and the Necrons.

All of the game's actions are represented in 3D space, giving it a bit more oomph than you'd expect from a typical deck-building game. Speaking of that, decks will be composed of several components: attacks, movements, and offensive and defensive devices. You'll be able to customize and build your own decks, as well as unlock new cards from scoring victories. There are also several "paths" of expertise.

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Space Wolf is being created by HeroCraft, makers of Boulder Dash XL and several handfuls of smaller games like Mig 2D: Retro Shooter and Ball Rush 2 Winter Edition. We've got a couple of screens of Space Wolf in this post, so check it out. It's looking pretty good.

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We'll keep our eyes on this one. Add it to your Watch List if you want a heads up as we write new posts.

  • Pocketnova

    Must have more Warhammer... MUST!

    • {SQUEEK}

      Take my money

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        Why don't you post your PayPal URL & I'll take it.

    • TechUser2011

      Sure wish the author of this article would write more professionally and tell us what 'CCG' means.

      • oooooomonkey

        Collectible card game.

      • dreaddead1

        The author likely supposed that his target audience has had a certain level of understanding/knowledge of frequently used terminology, especially where decks and cards are highlighted. Since the abbreviation has been in use for, at least, 20yrs with Magic: The Gathering (followed by Pokemon and countless others). Though I guess you could chalk it up to different circles of knowledge...

      • TechUser2011

        Toucharcade is a website about videogames on iOS, of which some small subset comprises these so-called "card collecting games" you mention. Since the focus of Toucharcade is broader, it would be better if the author fully expand out any niche terms like CCG so that normal people can understand them.

      • dreaddead1

        iOS is flooded with CCGs. Point being is that the term has been in use on multiple platforms for decades in where the audience, gamers, are assumed to have picked up the acronym by now.. However I will concede that making clear to all isn't a bad thing either.

      • Bool Zero

        I'd disagree considering the commonly frequenting demographic of this site. The Touch Arcade community consists largely of the initiated gamer and at the very least semi-versed casual crowd that would still know the distinction and nomenclature of commonly seen iOS genres and fairly used acronyms associated to those genres. Claiming that folks who frequent this site would not know what the acronym "CCG" stands for is akin to assuming they wouldn't know any genre term; what FPS, RPG, TBS, Platformer, Runner, Match 3 mean, Social, etc, either. Even non-fans would generally know what the term means. Besides, even if a peruser of the site had no idea what the term meant, finishing the article and the slightest amount of inference would flesh out any questions they had. Lets not assume folks need everything explained to them every time an article is written; it belittles the reader and the target audience in general.

      • TechUser2011

        I work on computational linguistics for a living, and a common approach for determining when to expand (or not expand) a term like FPS or CCG is to count how often they occur in collected corpora (bodies of text) related to videogaming. Common terms like NASA and FBI are not commonly expanded, which would match your intuition. Now, I don't have the numbers to support FPS or CCG, but I would guess that FPS is mentioned fewer times in corpora than CCG, perhaps by several orders of magnitude. If this were indeed the case, then the author should expand out CCG. I would suspect that the author would be better off helping out more people who don't know what CCG is rather than belittling fewer people who do know.

      • Bool Zero

        To clarify... If this was written in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker or some publication or site that didn't specifically deal with this subject content and material on a regular basis, then it would not be off base to explain (even in detail) the acronym and what it details.

  • Protoman

    Looks like the Metal Gear Acid games to me. Niiiiccceee...

  • Lostpop21

    The combat animations seem interesting, and i always thought 40k looked cool...

  • Bool Zero

    I haven't played this in decades so it will be nice to play this again, especially in digital portable form! So many wasted weekends as a teen playing this!

  • avwave

    Woop! And it isn't about Smurfs or Bishounen vampire Chapters, which is kind of refreshing

  • Poo

    Why do war hammer games only let you play as the space marines.... More playable races.

    • andrew9oh7

      I agree :( always space marines

      • Bool Zero

        Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War series says hello! Tyranid, Necron, Tau, Eldar, Orks, etc!

      • andrew9oh7

        Yea very true,but only one game :) but it was a fun one

      • dreaddead1

        One game? The DoW (2) franchise is comprised of 7 games (8 if you include The Last Standalone). I'd mention Space Marine also for its ability to play as CSM in mp.

      • Bool Zero

        I figured it would be implicit with "series" meaning more than one game but apparently the previous poster overlooked the term...

  • JeromeHall

    Reminds me of the metal gear acid games. FTW.

  • joaquin_ondamoon

    Been looking for a CCG game to play, and here's one tailor made for me! WH40K FTW, and instabuy on release day.

  • dreaddead1

    Very cool. I also hope that they include chapter customization options for your avatars/units.

    • ianlogsdon

      Sounds like its just gonna be Space Wolves

  • ianlogsdon

    So GW has been busy with the 40k licenses lately. Relic from Fantasy Flight, Space Hulk, this free to play card game (looks mediocre at first tbh, but ccg is not my ideal format), the MMO being worked on for 2015 Eternal Crusade, Zattika's upcoming Titan based game, Slytherin's Second War of Armageddon strategy game set for 2014, oh and a side scrolling space marine game from Roadhouse. There's even a rumor Space Marine got bought by Bioware but I've found nothing to back it up honestly.

    Plus a Warhammer license for Creative Assembly, a Warhammer based Diskwar for fantasy flight, Warhammer Quest, Talisman: Prologue and the expected full game coming this year.

    These are rarified times for Games Workshop enthusiasts.

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      I think you should include an evaluation for the games they have licensed.
      For instance, I bought Talisman: Prologue when it went on sale, and I felt ripped off. Yes, it was a port of the actual board game, but it was a horribly flawed port, namely:
      - only solo game w/no AI opponent (!!!),
      - way too many extra taps needed, and
      - UI was very unfriendly.
      And how hard would it be to resolve those flaws? Probably 2hrs of programmer time.

      I'd like to try some of their other licensed games, but I've yet to play one that was worth $1, let alone $5+.

      The only game I've ever returned on PS3 was a Warhammer 40k game. *HORRIBLE*

      • ianlogsdon

        While I appreciate your frustration with talisman, I played through every character and got easily 15 hours of Gameplay out of the game. The description never claimed to support multiplayer, and they are in fact bringing the full game to the App Store, it's just still in development.
        Since the only 4k license I'm aware if for PS3 was the extremely well reviewed (and personally heavily played and beaten) Space Marine, I think I can conclude our tastes don't align we'll in terms of games :)
        I'm not expecting all of these games to be good, by any stretch whatsoever, especially anything free to play because honestly I've never played a free to play game that was good, ever. They are all gimmicky broken games that just play on compulsive aspects of human behavior that don't do much for me. That said, the list of what is being worked on has grown so much that I am expecting good things, at a bare minimum Space Hulk is magical and I am anxiously anticipating its release.
        I want these products to succeed so we get something better, something with customizable chapters, more playable races, etc

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        Yeah, that was it. Space Marine on PS3. Played it, hated it (vehemently), returned it.
        So in your POV I missed out on a great game??!?!? C'mon!
        15 hrs of Talisman IOS app? Wow! I'm ... stunned.

      • ianlogsdon

        I'm not saying you missed out on anything, rather that enjoyment of a game is subjective. I loved space Marine, Joystiq gave it 4/5 stars and IGN gave it a 7.5 out of 10 overall (a "good" score). It wasn't what you wanted, it worked for me.
        As for Talisman, I knew what I was getting going in, the video preview explained the game was a series of missions with each character, not the full game, so that was what I was expecting. When you complete every mission with every character, you unlock getting to the center tile as a mission for each character, the talisman card is shuffled into the deck. Was it as good as it would have been if it was the full game? No, not at all (and I'm still excited for when the full game gets released), but it was worth 5 dollars because I played it all the way through.

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        I was amazed at how much tapping you must have done. I'm a huge Talisman fan, which was why I bought this thing, but ... every turn required 10+ taps. (OK, I might be exaggerating. But a lot of taps.)
        You can blame your future RSI (repetitive stress injury) on this game!