Hammerfall Publishing announced a new collaboration with Games Workshop today, with news of its new strategy title Warhammer 40,000: Chess – Regicide.
Despite the name, Regicide won't just be swap out standard chess pieces for Space Marines and Orks. Project lead at Hammerfall Cathrin Machin promises that the game will go “beyond the standard boundaries of chess to revolutionize the way it is seen”.
What this actually means is anyone's guess, though, with the trailer (below) giving away nothing of the gameplay.
What is known is that the game will stay faithful to the 40,000 universe. The single player campaign, written by Games Workshop author Ross Watson, will focus on the Blood Angel’s chapter of Space Marines.
It will also honour the brutality of series, with a multitude of murder and mutilation animations captured from a team of military trained fight choreographers.
Given the title, we hope that Regicide will be touching events on the events of 40,000’s Horus Heresy. The universe’s civil war provides rich lore to draw upon, and a good excuse to pit Space Marine against Space Marine.
Warhammer 40,000: Chess – Regicide will be coming to the App Store later this year. Look out for more news soon.