logosRodeo Games and Games Workshop collaborated last year to bring us Warhammer Quest [$4.99], a top-down strategy title that takes place in the Warhammer universe. Today, Rodeo has announced that they'll be working with Games Workshop on another mobile title this year, and that they've licensed Epic's Unreal Engine 4 to create the forthcoming game with. Epic's Unreal Engine was a benchmark for mobile gaming visuals when the company released the free demo Epic Citadel [Free] way back in September of 2010. You couldn't really do anything in Epic Citadel, but it sure was pretty, and it primed the release of the original Infinity Blade [$5.99], which as every mobile gamer knows went on to be a flagship series for the iOS platform.

While the Unreal Engine set that graphical benchmark on mobile devices all those years ago, more recently it's been given a run for its money by the Unity Engine, which itself has made huge strides in the area of impressive visuals on mobile hardware. Games like Republique [$1.99] and Dead Trigger 2 [Free] have shown how incredibly capable the Unity Engine is compared to a heavy-hitter like the Unreal Engine. If these two framework juggernauts continue to battle back and forth, it'll be us gamers who win in the end with incredible visuals in our mobile games, though our device batteries will surely suffer. Rodeo's previous games Hunters Episode One [$4.99 / $4.99 (HD)] and Hunters 2 [$4.99], as well as Warhammer Quest, were all created using Rodeo's in-house "Taurus" engine. Those games all had great visuals, so it will be really interesting to see what Rodeo is able to do with the latest version of Unreal Engine for mobile devices.

Sadly there isn't any information on what exactly Rodeo and Games Workshop have brewing for their Unreal Engine 4 game, but I'd guess it will again have something to do with the Warhammer universe. Once more details are made available, we'll be sure to let you know.

  • JCho133

    :D

    Hopefully it'll be in the 40K Universe

    • flashbackflip

      My first thought as well

  • lr1919

    Hunters 3 please.

    • flashbackflip

      Lol that was my second one

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      And less than 1 gig install size...?

      I know it needs to look "amazing", but hopefully they remember this is *MOBILE* gaming!!!!

      I'd play Hunters 3 for sure. I occasionally load up Hunters 1 or Hunters 2 & finish them again...! They were good fun games (and not that big in terms of megs).

  • ODMay

    Well, whatever it is, it's surely gonna have some stunning graphics.

  • jquave

    Sounds cool, Unity really is getting pretty amazing too though. Indie developers now actually have the opportunity to work with these high fidelity styles if they can scrap together the art; also made easier by the Unity Asset Store.

  • DannyTheElite

    Make hunters 3, this war hammer trash is terrible IMO

    • KBPrinceO

      Heresy!

    • bored2death

      No way.i loved hunters but Warhammer 40k would kick the shit out of hunters and warhammer fantasy.just search up dawn of war 2 or warhammer space marines video game. And bask in the glory of the emeperors finest. The space marines... Don't bother with space hulk:P But if rodeo can somewhat emulate the awesomeness of those games or the tabletop game. You will not be disappointed.

  • Taclys

    Now I want a new Infinity Blade with the newest Unreal engine...

  • christopherrocs

    Well this sucks, def no iPod 4 supp :(

    • Decoy_Octopus

      Then Upgrade

  • Jzracin

    Nope better upgrade that outdated hardware

    • christopherrocs

      Yea:( maybe in June

  • Ultima12

    Sounds cool!! Need some more AAA ios games.

  • http://www.onebagtravel.com/ OneBagTravel

    Interesting! 40k turn based strategy???

  • lortak

    Warhammer fantasy rpg with better graphic would be awesome. I loved warhammer quest!

  • http://tarasis.net/ Robert McGovern

    Very pleased to hear they are continuing to work on GW stuff. WHQ was one of my games of the year, if not my game of the year. Don't think I spent more time in a game than WHQ.