Yes, another Warhammer game. Today Focus Home Interactive unveiled their newest project in collaboration with Canadian developers, Gasket Games.
The popular Games Workshop license has seen an unending flow of video game adaptations over the past several years but clearly there’s a rich vein still worth chipping away at.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground will throw open its celestial gates in 2021, coming to PC and consoles including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. There’s no word on whether we’ll also see it on PS5 or Xbox Series X just yet.
So, what’s the deal with Storm Ground? Well, for a start, its set in the Age of Sigmar timeline. For those lapsed Warhammer fans scratching their heads, Games Workshop effectively scrapped their original Warhammer Fantasy tabletop game, rebooting it as Age of Sigmar.
Following a world-ending event in the Warhammer fiction, this gave GW a clean slate to work with and now we’re starting to see more and more video games adapting this new setting and its stories of unending conflict between various realms.
Storm Ground is a turn-based skirmishing strategy game so should have a lot in common with its tabletop counterpart. There’s no gameplay as of yet, so here’s an official breakdown:
Become the commander of one of the extraordinary factions of Warhammer Age of Sigmar – a dark-fantasy universe where immortal knights ride heavenly stardrakes to eradicate Death across a multitude of realms. This is Storm Ground, a world of legends, heroes, hellish creatures and fearsome battles.Lead your highly-customisable force in this dynamic and spectacular turn-based strategy game packed with fast-paced warfare. Victories allow you to collect and upgrade new types of units, powerful equipment, and unlock devastating skills. Explore all the routes in Storm Ground’s non-linear campaign. During each new playthrough, overcome new odds to find unique units and gears. Build your legendary army and defy other players in epic online duels.