Gasket Games and Focus Home Entertainment have given Warhammer fans a much closer look at their upcoming turn-based strategy adaptation of the popular Games Workshop license.
Announced last year, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground stays fairly close to its tabletop roots, sporting an Fire Emblem style battle system where units move across arenas made from hexagonal tiles.
Aside from its multiplatform release (Storm Ground is coming to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on May 27th) another interesting aspect of this new Warhammer title is how gameplay is split between solo and online multiplayer.
Choosing one of the three available factions at launch – Stormcast Eternal, Nighthaunt, and Maggotkin – the game’s singleplayer portion will have you venturing across a procedurally generated campaign map. You’ll go head to head with other warbands, recruiting and customising units as you do so. In this way, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground promises a decent amount of replayability.
Online multiplayer will allow generals to flex those tactician muscles, tailoring their armies as they unlock new characters and upgrade cards with options to change their appearance too.
For those lapsed Warhammer fans scratching their heads, Age of Sigmar is basically a reboot of their popular Warhammer Fantasy Battle tabletop game. 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.
In other Games Workshop news, Total War: Warhammer III will launch in late 2021. Meanwhile Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will see the developers of Warhammer: Vermintide take on GW’s grim sci-fi setting. For fans of the company’s more niche games, Necromunda: Hired Gun is an upcoming singleplayer FPS where players weave between warring gangs to collect bounties.
Source: Press Release