5 New Warhammer 40k Games to Watch Out For: Page 3 of 5
3. Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
Destroy the Heretics
Returning to the futuristic world of Warhammer 40,000 we now arrive at the upcoming Warhammer 40,000 Regicide instalment.
This game literally takes one of the most classic strategy games of all time and employs a very unique spin that only the Warhammer 40,000 universe could offer. Similarly to chest, the game incorporates turn based strategy, unique pieces with different movement capabilities and similar checkmate objectives (Regicide). You may be thinking what’s so amazing about chess with Warhammer 40,000 units as substitutions for the regular pieces?
I would agree that normally this would not be very interesting, but, I have yet to mention the best part. Accompanying the regular movement and positioning strategy, players must constantly check their unit's wounds, armor, XP and rank.
That’s right. Each unit levels up, making them much more potent. Units employ not only their movement based dominance, but also employ machine guns, grenades, and chain swords to dispatch there foe.
These added options allow players to destroy characters non adjacent to the current unit selected. The implementation of such tactical options provides an extraordinary 3rd dimension of gameplay previously unseen in the classic game of chess. I can only imagine the pleasure from initiating a pawn to queen 3 command with a hint of chain sword or if she’s lucky heavy bolter to the face.
This game is currently set to release in quarter two of 2015. While we anxiously wait, feel free to formulate the several different ways to tell your opponent his king in check or better yet, at risk of being decapitated.