Orks vs humans? Again?

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Orks vs humans? Again?

Post by javelin98 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:01 am

So I bought the new Orks game, and while it's fun, it's essentially the same game as the original. It almost feels like it should have been a DLC instead of a whole new game.

While I understand the rationale behind recycling the existing sprites and artwork, I'm disappointed that Slitherine didn't take this opportunity to push out some of the races that don't get enough attention in games like this -- Tau and 'Nids would be great, and Necrons, as well. I hope for Armageddon 3 you consider branching out.

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Re: Orks vs humans? Again?

Post by Dragoon. » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:28 am

If remember correctly their license from Games Workshop only cover the Armageddon conflict, EDIT: (...and I think it's limited to 2nd War only too. Was wrong about that.)

You can read up about the lore and conflict here in compressed form here.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Second_ ... Armageddon

or buy the board game Battle for Armageddon which is the source for this campaign. Games Workshop also released later a Codex Armageddon, a 32 page book for you to buy.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/317 ... armageddon

https://www.amazon.com/Codex-Armageddon ... 1841540455

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Re: Orks vs humans? Again?

Post by caca » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:56 am

Dragoon wrote:If remember correctly their license from Games Workshop only cover the Armageddon conflict, and I think it's limited to 2nd War only too.
Future plans.
Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon Chaos Attack for PC, Steam and iPad, 2017 - The first war.
Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon Waaagh! Ghazghkull for PC, Steam and iPad, 2018 - Third War.

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Re: Orks vs humans? Again?

Post by Dragoon. » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:06 pm

caca wrote:
Dragoon wrote:If remember correctly their license from Games Workshop only cover the Armageddon conflict, and I think it's limited to 2nd War only too.
Future plans.
Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon Chaos Attack for PC, Steam and iPad, 2017 - The first war.
Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon Waaagh! Ghazghkull for PC, Steam and iPad, 2018 - Third War.
Thanks,

Btw I found the press release

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42695
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Slitherine and Games Workshop® are pleased to announce Warhammer®40,000®: Armageddon™.

Having announced an exciting partnership with Games Workshop a few weeks ago, Slitherine are delighted to release further details. Slitherine have acquired the exclusive rights to Games Workshop’s “Battle for Armageddon” setting in order to create a series of amazing multiplatform, turn-based, hex-based games. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon will make full use of Slitherine's expertise in creating compelling and challenging strategy gaming experiences. The initial game is set during the Second War of Armageddon and players will lead the Imperial forces of the Armageddon Steel Legion and Space Marines®from the Ultramarines, Blood Angels and Salamanders Chapters against Ghazghkull Thraka’s massive Ork Waaagh! invasion through over 30 scenarios, on the hostile terrain of the planet and its gigantic Hive Cities.

"It is very exciting to see a game like this come alive - I just can't wait to play it!", said Iain McNeil, Development Director of the Slitherine Group. "It's been almost 15 years since a turn-based strategy game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe has been released and we think it is now time to deliver that experience to all fans around the world".

“The Battle for Armageddon is a classic event in the lore of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, having been detailed in games, models and novels over the past 20 years.” said Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop. “Slitherine's masterful use of their classic digital wargame style applied to this seminal setting will delight fans of both.”

The game is currently in development for PC and iOS and will release in the first quarter of 2014.

Main features of the game include:

The game portrays the Second War for Armageddon™ in great detail, from the initial Ork landings to the final liberation of the planet;
It contains a large branching campaign with 30 major scenarios, plus additional 5 tutorial scenarios that explore the story in detail;
A complex plot, which can develop during a mission, right in the middle of battle, creating an engaging story line with unexpected twists;
Players lead Imperial troops of the Armageddon™ Steel Legion, with supporting assets from a number of Space Marine chapters against the ferocious Orks;
Fight alongside Commissar Yarrik and Commander Dante against the cunning Ork Warboss Ghazghkull Thraka;
Carry over battle-hardened veterans from scenario to scenario, using their experience and upgrading their equipment;
Detailed combat model with terrain, weather and morale effects;
Extensive modding options delivered through a powerful and easy-to-use game editor.

Some numbers:

Over 35 scenarios;
Over 100 unit types, with unique roles, stats and special abilities;
20 different units stats;
A separate set of maps are designed and balanced specifically for multiplayer via Slitherine's PBEM++ system.

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