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Warhammer 40K: Regicide lands on Steam Early Access in May

The next installment of the storied Warhammer 40K franchise will begin on Steam Early Access, with Warhammer 40K: Regicide set to launch on May 5.

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The Warhammer 40K series has had a rich history in the PC gaming world and it's now set to get its next big installment. Warhammer 40,000: Regicide will blend together the action-strategy of Games Workshop's universe, along with a traditional chess formula. With the game set to hit Steam Early Access soon, indie developer Hammerfall Publishing has issued a new campaign trailer.

The trailer centers around a transmission sent from the world of Hethgar Prime. Following the transmission, Space Marines are sent to investigate the source of the transmission, where they promptly meet up with an armed resistance. This will kick off the Blood Angels campaign, which will contain 50 story-driven missions.

In addition to fleshing out the game's development, Hammerfall also plans to add new content to Regicide every few weeks during the Early Access period. Early adopters will get the Angels of Blood campaign at no extra charge, which will gradually unfold through a series of updates. New chapters, as well as new Space Marine and Ork clans, are set to be added with new updates.

The full version of Warhammer 40K: Regicide is set to hit Steam Early Access on May 5, with the full version aiming to release later this year. A mobile version is set to release in 2016, with cross-platform play with the PC version in tow.

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    April 20, 2015 3:35 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Warhammer 40K: Regicide lands on Steam Early Access in May

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      April 21, 2015 2:12 AM

      Don't know why these Games Workshop games are early access? Mordheim is as well, and that game doesn't look TOO bad but seems weird they don't finish the games before releasing.

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        April 21, 2015 4:18 AM

        Mordheim is really benefitting from the early access approach. The dev's are listening and changing significant things based on the feedback. Though whether it needs early access or just an extended beta I don't know.

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        April 21, 2015 6:36 AM

        Paid beta. You get the benefits of pre-order cash to finish development while also getting an influx of beta testers.

        An open beta hurts you more because people will play the beta and think it is the game, losing you sales.

        A closed beta takes a lot of account creating and deleting to manage and hoping to attract not only hardcore players. And you don't get pre-order cash.

        Thus, EA is the perfect solution for getting pre-order money and a volunteer QA workforce at the same time.

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      April 21, 2015 3:51 AM

      Warhammer generally has pretty strong unit designs - it is, after all, the core of Games Workshop's business strategy - but when their miniatures are caught from strange angles or in motion they can occasionally look really bad.

      I mean, look at that space marine's arse in the picture. There is no way that that arse can support the torso atop it. It looks like it has been put on backwards. It is not an arse that inspires awe and holy terror.

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      April 21, 2015 4:37 AM

      Wait action strategy + chess? What does that mean? Trailer didn’t really tell us anything

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        April 21, 2015 4:54 AM

        Looked up a video - its an actual chess board? Like 40k skinned Battle Chess - meh

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          April 21, 2015 6:34 AM

          I thought the same, I am hoping it was just that one map.

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      April 21, 2015 7:26 AM

      Chess? Call me when we're back to Spice Maureen.

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      April 21, 2015 8:08 AM

      Aww yiss

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      April 21, 2015 8:11 AM

      For every one good 40k game there are three turds. This looks like the latter.

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        April 21, 2015 8:34 AM

        Haha more like 1:10.

        Space Marine - Good
        Regicide - Bad
        Drop Assault - Bad
        Space Wolf - atrocious
        Storm of Vengeance - Bad
        Carnage - Bad
        Battle March - so bad
        Snotling Fling - Bad
        Space Hulk - meh

        And that's just the last two years

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          April 21, 2015 9:35 AM

          Space Hulk is pretty good now. It itches the itch. But yeah, I need something new put out by relic or something.

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      April 21, 2015 11:56 AM

      Nice. But it'd be also nice if we got an actual game like space marine 2 or fucking dawn of war 3 for Christ sake

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