Developer Virtual Realms have released their newest trailer for upcoming MMORPG Warhammer: Odyssey, splicing some flashy cinematics with combat gameplay.
Warhammer: Odyssey is a mobile MMO that will be coming to both iOS and Android devices in the near future. Virtual Realms are now taking early registrations for those who want to be first in line for the game’s beta.
Based on the popular Games Workshop license, this latest Warhammer game is set in their Fantasy universe which has since been discontinued as a tabletop strategy game. In 2015, GW shelved Warhammer Fantasy in favour of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, though there’s still a strong appetite for this much-loved setting and its characters.
Warhammer: Odyssey will have players exploring The Old World as one of several familiar classes at launch including the Warrior Priest, Engineer, Dwarf Slayer, Witch Hunter, Archmage, and more.
The game will be completely free to play with a subscriber option for those who want to unlock certain cosmetics and time-saver bonuses.
Here’s a little more about the game setting and backstory:
Morrslieb the Chaos Moon grows in the skies above the Old World, under its wicked visage doomsayers take to the city streets and those creatures who would bring the walls of man crumbling down become ever more bold. However, all is not lost! Those that would stand against the darkness and Chaos that threatens civilization have come together once more, honoring ancient pacts as they did in times long past. Now is the time for heroes, now is the time to forge your Odyssey.
This isn’t the first Warhammer Fantasy MMO we’ve seen. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning was published by EA in 2008 during the MMO boom but officially closed its doors in 2013.
We’re hoping to go hands on with Warhammer: Odyssey soon so should be able to report back with some gameplay impressions.
Source: Press Release