Chainswords at the ready, there’s a new Warhammer 40,000 game on the way, and it’s coming to consoles this December.
Warhammer 40000: Battlesector will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on December 2, 2021, also arriving on Xbox Game Pass. There is no PS5 version, though PlayStation gamers can still get their 40K fix via the system’s PS4 backwards compatibility.
Developed by strategy veterans, Slitherine, the studio’s latest Warhammer 40000 game is a turn-based affair in which the Blood Angels and Tyranids fight an unending war. Battlesector boasts a fair amount of tactical depth and customisation that will please fans of its tabletop counterpart.
Slitherine is also the developer behind Warhammer 40000: Gladius – Relics of War, Warhammer 40000: Sanctus Reach and Warhammer 40000: Armageddon so the team is no stranger to the popular Games Workshop property.
Having released earlier this year on PC, Battlesector has been pumped up by post-launch DLC, adding more units to the game.
Here’s more on what to expect:
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a fast-paced turn-based strategy game set in the grimdark universe of the 41st Millenium. Pick your force, develop your army, field mighty heroes and fight for victory using superior strategy, awesome abilities, and devastating weaponry.
Age of Crimson Dawn
Experience an epic twenty mission single-player campaign that explores the aftermath of the Devastation of Baal. Help Sergeant Carleon and his allies purge the Tyranid infestation on Baal Secundus, and preserve the honour of the noble Blood Angels.
Fight across the surface of Baal on maps of your choosing and select either the Blood Angels or the Tyranids in the Skirmish mode. Completely customize your army list by picking your units, heroes and their loadouts.
Forge Your Armies
Command iconic units like the Sanguinary Priest, the Librarian Dreadnought, and the Hive Tyrant to annihilate your foes. Use over 60 abilities and 50 weapons to orchestrate your opponent’s bloody demise.
Each faction has a unique Momentum system that can result in a Surged unit. Units that Surge are able to string together superhuman chains of actions, or use the opportunity to further upgrade their abilities.
Call In Air Support
Use Command Points to call in faction-specific air support abilities. The Blood Angels Stormraven can obliterate xenos with a missile barrage, or deep strike a unit of veteran Assault Marines behind enemy lines. Meanwhile, the Tyranid Harpy can devastate the enemy defenses with its Sonic Screech, or scatter the battlefield with its deadly Spore Mines.
Face Your Friends On The Battlefield
With live and asynchronous multiplayer, and hotseat modes available, there’s no excuse not to take your friends to war.
Warhammer fans have plenty to look forward to in 2022. From the developers of Vermintide, we have Warhammer 40000 Darktide which adapts the co-op survival formula for a new grimdark setting. Meanwhile, those who prefer some fantasy fun won’t want to miss Total War: Warhammer 3.
Source: Press Release