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Warhammer is getting a new fantasy real-time strategy game

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Warhammer tabletop games and strategy video games have had a long, sometimes fruitful, sometimes damaging relationship, and another crossover may be on the way.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin, a “modernized take on the classic RTS,” was announced during the Warhammer Skulls Showcase on Thursday. Frontline Development, the team behind Elite: Dangerous, jurassic world evolutionAnd roller coaster Tycoon, partnered with age of sigmar And warhammer 40,000 Creators Games Workshop to bring game to Windows PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store), PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X “soon”.

realm of ruins would be in the Realm of the Staring, otherwise known as the Realm of the Beasts. It is a “wild and savage” plane of existence that appeared after the destruction of warhammer fantasy battle tabletop wargame Setting in 2015. Its story is being written in collaboration with Gavin Thorpe, a longtime designer at Games Workshop and author of a handful of books in the Black Library collection of novels and graphic novels.

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As in “classic” RTS games star Craft, command and ConquerAnd age of Empires, realm of ruins The major emphasis is on controlling map locations, gathering resources, and attacking enemy command posts from a bird’s eye view.

There are four factions planned for Frontier’s release, of which only two have been revealed: the supernatural Stormcast Eternals, and the cunning Auruk Kruleboys. During a recent behind-closed-doors presentation, we saw a portion of the game’s second campaign mission, which featured a battle between two factions. The player commanding the Eternals had access to a diverse roster of supernatural units, as well as the heroes Sigrun, Iden, and Demekrios.

By capturing “arcane conduits”, the player progressed through the Eternals’ tech tree, unlocking increasingly powerful units (including Annihilators, Accusers, and Stormdrake Guards), and defeating the Krulleboys throughout the map. The fight seemed intense if slowed down a bit. Recent real-time strategy games have included a “tactical pause” option to increase accessibility without sacrificing intensity, but it remains to be seen whether realm of ruins Will follow suit.

Frontier hasn’t announced a release date yet realm of ruins, or dates for the planned multiplayer beta. It will mark the studio’s first foray into the real-time strategy arena, which has been on a hot streak in recent years, despite its waning popularity since the “golden age” of the early-’00s mainstage. realm of ruins will be the first video game set in age of sigmar universe from 2021 Warhammer Age of Sigmar: StormgroundA solid but forgettable XCOM-like.

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