Games Workshop is continuing its push to license out the Warhammer brand to video games with the newly-announced Warhammer 40K: Chess - Regicide, Polygon reports. The game is being headed up by Hammerfall Publishing, and as you can probably guess by the title, is a version of chess set in the Warhammer 40K universe. According to the official press release, "The game has gone beyond the standard boundaries of chess to revolutionize the way it is seen." Hammerfall wants to keep the brutality of the W40K universe intact, and Regicide will feature "hundreds of merciless kill and death animations that were created in a state-of-the-art motion capture studio utilizing military trained fight and stunt choreographers." Wow, sounds intense. Here's a brief teaser for Warhammer 40K: Chess - Regicide, which feels ripped straight from Terminator 2.
Warhammer 40K: Chess - Regicide will feature both single-player and multiplayer modes. The single-player campaign will follow the Blood Angels storyline and was penned by Games Workshop published author Ross Watson. The levels themselves were created by Grandmaster chess champion GM Zhao Zong-Yuan. I spoke recently on our podcast about how I was happy that Games Workshop is spreading their Warhammer license to a bunch of different genres of games, and I actually think a chess game will fit right in with the lane-defense, side-scrolling brawler, and top-down dungeon crawlers that we've seen already. While no platforms have been confirmed for Warhammer 40K: Chess - Regicide, Hammerfall describes themselves as "creating cutting edge experiences for PC, tablet, and mobile platforms." I feel pretty confident we'll see Regicide on mobile, but we'll let you know once that's actually confirmed. For now, if you think Warhammer 40K: Chess - Regicide looks cool, keep your fingers crossed for an iOS version.
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