Rodeo Games, creators of 2013’s well-received Warhammer Quest ($2.99), are once again partnering up with Games Workshop to create another turn-based strategy game in the Warhammer universe. Called Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion, it has the distinction of being one of the first mobile games to use Epic’s new Unreal Engine 4, and it’s the first of Rodeo’s games that is in full 3D. As you may be able to tell by the name, the game focuses on the elite secret order of Space Marines known as the Deathwatch. As Rodeo describes it, “Our game is set in the Astolat Sector which is under threat of being consumed by Tyranids from Hive Fleet Leviathan. The Deathwatch are tasked with undertaking high risk missions to turn the tide of war and defeat the invaders."
Beyond the fancy schmancy graphics and Rodeo’s proven brand of turn-based strategy gameplay, Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion has two big new features that sound really cool. One is an in-game Codex that allows you to discover more than 250 items, relics, weapons and even marines and collect them in something along the lines of a sticker book. The other major feature is multiplayer which will see you bringing your beefed up character from the single-player campaign and testing their mettle against up to 3 other players online. Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion should be arriving sometime in early summer, so look for more details to trickle out in the coming months.