If you’re anything like us, you grew up with the smell of paint and glue burning in your nostrils, the clatter of dice on the table and the longer than average pauses on the battlefield while two generals argue about distance, field of view, and whether or not you re-roll a skewed die (hint: YOU DO!). While we’ll cherish and never forget the tabletop experience, it looks like Battlefleet Gothic: Armada might just push all our buttons, with it’s release on PC looking to be March this year.
Since it’s announcement in January of last year, we’ve been keeping an eye on this RTS monolith, and we’re happy to hear today that they’re given a sneak peak into the single player campaign, which will sink you deep into the heart of spectacular void battles with the 12th Black Crusade of Abaddon. The Ender’s Game-esque trailer can be seen below, and while not showing much of the gameplay (which we’d assume is pretty similar to the previous gameplay trailer available at the end of the new video) it does give us a look into the characters and enemies.
It’s obvious that a lot of attention has been paid not only with the gameplay and visuals here, but also with keeping in with the Warhammer 40,000 canon, as you would hope. The game visuals that we’ve seen show a nice blend of game sequences mixed with some great artwork that we’ve come to expect from these talented artists.
The Gothic sector of the universe will be a turbulent black sea for players, with constant evolution of the political landscape. Ork tribes or Eldar corsairs could attack at any time, and it’s up to you to make critical decisions on the fly, and of course live with their consequences. As you go forward, the choices you make will have an influence on the constantly unfolding Gothic war itself.
Pre-orders have also gone live today and as ever there will be pre-order bonuses for those who put their money down before time. In order to reward the commitment of those who support during the pre-order phase, and those who join the community within the first couple of months following the launch, the early-adopters will have a whole faction just for themselves, the ever popular Space Marines. The new faction will be playable in both multiplayer and Skirmish modes against AI, though of course will not be selectable in solo mode.
Beta access will also be granted to those who pre-order and the Beta will be starting a few weeks before the official launch. Check out the new trailer for the solo Campaign below, and as ever let us know what you think on your favourite social media platform.