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Warhammer 40K’s next RTS game is Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

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I’m a big fan of the Warhammer 40K universe. It’s essentially a mixture of WWE superstars, Starship Troopers and Star Wars raging battle across a universe and dimensions where the death toll from an average war clocks in billions of casualties. It’s also a universe that is ripe for video game adaptations, such as the super-popular Dawn Of War series of RTS games and the much-loved Space Marine action game. This year, Warhammer 40K goes back to the RTS genre, but they’re taking the action…TO SPA-ACE!

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is the name of the next game set in that universe. It’s all massive space battles, as the Imperial Navy takes on the forces of Chaos. Here’s the full press release and some shiny images, copied and pasted below. Because it’s Monday:

Focus Home Interactive and Tindalos Interactive are pleased to officially announce the development of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, a real time strategy adaptation of Games Workshop’s famous tabletop game for the PC. The game stages the mighty armada of the Imperial Navy’s Battlefleet Gothic against the insidious and galaxy threatening Chaos Black Crusade of Abaddon the Despoiler in dark, deadly and intense space battles.

Developed on Unreal Engine 4, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is an RTS in which the player takes command of one of these battlefleets composed of the most powerful spaceships from the Imperial, Chaos, Eldar and Ork forces, in a no-quarter given struggle for the control of the Gothic sector of space.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada offers deep management of every ship composing the player’s fleet, both during and between battles. From the fastest frigates to the gigantic, miles-long battleships, the player will customize all aspects of his ships: weaponry, defense and support sub-systems, etc. each customization affecting the very performances of the ship and the special abilities available during battle. From battle to battle, the admirals and crew of surviving ships will gain experience and promotions, improving the battle-readiness of the ship for future, bigger and more dangerous battles.

We will unveil the game to the gaming press in more detail very soon; discover now the very first screenshots of the game, captured from a very early development version of the game.

Battlefleet (1)

Battlefleet (2)

Battlefleet (3)

If Rhema Ministries went into space to start preaching, I’m certain that they’d have cathedral ships like that. I dig RTS games, I dig space and I dig massive battles, so I’m keen to see more of this game, which would allow me to finally put Star Wars: Empire At War away. Hopefully those new details, will be revealed soon.

Last Updated: January 19, 2015

46 Comments

  1. This AND a Total War: Warhammer game? SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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    • Mandom (Umar)

      January 19, 2015 at 10:09

      Lol Hardly ever see you squeeeeeeeee over something

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      • RinceThis

        January 19, 2015 at 10:11

        It’s a new condition he picked up after roaming through Seapoint at night…

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        • Mandom (Umar)

          January 19, 2015 at 10:19

          Lol hanging out at the park in Sea Point at night is never a good idea

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 19, 2015 at 10:23

          I thought it was a side effect of your breast milk?

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          • ToshZA

            January 19, 2015 at 10:24

            LOL!

          • RinceThis

            January 19, 2015 at 10:28

            No, that’s loosing your soul.

          • ToshZA

            January 19, 2015 at 10:29

            Was it too tight?

          • Kensei Seraph

            January 19, 2015 at 10:50

            losing*

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 19, 2015 at 10:26

        That’s because the Warhammer & 40K universes are awesomesauce.

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        • Shas 'O Norm

          January 19, 2015 at 10:50

          Have an upvote.

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      January 19, 2015 at 10:24

      • ToshZA

        January 19, 2015 at 10:26

        Gif resurrection day! +1

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        • Raptor Rants A Lot

          January 19, 2015 at 14:24

          hehehehehe

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  2. RinceThis

    January 19, 2015 at 10:08

    WINNA!

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  3. Lardus-Resident Perve

    January 19, 2015 at 10:14

    Didn’t like Star Wars Empire at War – too small scale. Much preferred the old Star Wars Rebellion. This is not the 40K game I was hoping for, but if it is pretty and can bring the scale I crave, I will upgrade my PC for it. You heard it here folks, Lardus will upgrade his PC for this game or for DoW3! Or if the current one breaks more.

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  4. Ghost In The Rift

    January 19, 2015 at 10:14

    I really need a nice space rts game, just need a break from Starpoint Gemini 2.

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    • Captain JJ Saga

      January 19, 2015 at 10:22

      How is that Starpoint Gemini by the way?

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      • Ghost In The Rift

        January 19, 2015 at 10:54

        Starpoint Gemini was meh,played better,but 2 is really cool and fresh,you get that freelancer nostalgia plus you take over ships from enemy’s and sell them or keep them,big map.lots of ships and planets,dreadnoughts,battleships,carriers, they just got lazy at some points like docking where there is no animation or something,just a pop up at the station or planet you are on,visuals and weapons are super and customization,a really good space sim for not that much cash and they are still rolling out updates.

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    • b1nd3r

      January 19, 2015 at 10:29

      Give stardrive a try. very similar style of game. Stupid space game took several hours/days of my life >.<

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      • Ghost In The Rift

        January 19, 2015 at 10:56

        I will try Stardrive,freelancer gave me the love for those types of space sims,really don’t like the X series, don’t have time to get a degree to learn a game:-P

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  5. Ghost In The Rift

    January 19, 2015 at 10:14

    I really need a nice space rts game, just need a break from Starpoint Gemini 2.

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  6. Daniel Hallinan

    January 19, 2015 at 10:17

    This is pretty fantastic! Battlefleet Gothic has a small, but dedicated following (in remembrance, at least).

    More interesting, is that I had thought Fantasy Flight Games had the right to relaunch some of Games Workshop’s dead specialist games, and felt that Battlefleet Gothic would fit very comfortably in the soon-to-be-released Star Wars: Armada system – so I’m surprised to see it as a PC game firstly, and actually using the Armada tag secondly.

    Still, I ain’t complainin’. Good tactical space combat has me excited!

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  7. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 19, 2015 at 10:19

    HGHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 19, 2015 at 10:23

      You almost did 7 N’s there right? So you added quite a few more to try to dissuade us eh?

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 19, 2015 at 10:23

        actually…. Yeah

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      • ToshZA

        January 19, 2015 at 10:23

        Starting on Monday already? O_o

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 19, 2015 at 10:25

          I actually forgot, until I saw the profile pic…

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  8. Pieter Kruger

    January 19, 2015 at 10:19

    The Ori would dig those ships!

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    • Brady miaau

      January 19, 2015 at 10:36

      From Stargate? Yeah, they would suit it somewhat

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  9. Captain JJ Saga

    January 19, 2015 at 10:22

    This looks awesome.
    For those who don’t know. The humble store is having a huge Warhammer sale now.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 19, 2015 at 10:22

      Yar, saw that

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  10. Brady miaau

    January 19, 2015 at 10:35

    Star Wars: Empire At War is fun, but part of me thinks it gets away with it because it is star wars. Homeworld did the whole battle in a much better way, but is not Star Wars.

    Looking forward, sort of, to the new Warhammer game.

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    • Captain JJ Saga

      January 19, 2015 at 10:39

      Agreed.
      A Homeworld with Star Wars ships would blow my mind.

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  11. Kensei Seraph

    January 19, 2015 at 10:41

    If this plays like Homeworld I will pre-order it.

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    • Captain JJ Saga

      January 19, 2015 at 10:42

      Me too.

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      • Kensei Seraph

        January 19, 2015 at 10:44

        After reading the rest of the article it sounds like it will be a slightly smaller scale but with a greater degree of customisation.

        Must. Fight. The. Early. Hype.
        http://i.imgur.com/vGq1cGH.gif

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    • Daniel Hallinan

      January 19, 2015 at 10:44

      I think it’s unlikely judging by the table top game it’s based on, but looking at the screens do suggest more than a single plane of play – so it’s entirely possible.

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  12. Shas 'O Norm

    January 19, 2015 at 10:42

    Seven approvals of the fact it is WH40K.
    ???????

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  13. Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

    January 19, 2015 at 10:50

    OH MY GLORIOUS BATTLEBARGE! The release date needs to be soon because I wants it, precious.

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  14. Viking Of Science

    January 19, 2015 at 11:11

    *does a Happy dance*

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  15. Guest

    January 19, 2015 at 11:17

    By the way, for those curious, here are some images of the ships belonging to the factions we’ll see in the game, being the Imperim (as shown in the screenshots), Chaos, Eldar, and Orks. The colour schemes won’t represent what you will see in game (though I suspect the game will have full army colour customization), as they were painted by those who owned them – still, you’ll get an idea 😀

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  16. Daniel Hallinan

    January 19, 2015 at 11:23

    By the way, for those curious, here are some images of the ships belonging to the factions we’ll see in the game. The colour schemes won’t represent what you will see in game (though I suspect the game will have full army colour customization), as they were painted by those who owned them – still, you’ll get an idea 😀

    In order, they are the fleets for The Imperium of Man, Chaos, Eldar, and Orks. Plus, bonus pics for Tau and Tyranids because they look fantastic.

    http://imgur.com/a/SCk7S#5

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    • Daniel Hallinan

      January 19, 2015 at 11:27

      also, it seems I suck at comments and pictures. Reply above this one is mine. No idea why it posted it as guest after I deleted it and opted to go with a link instead 😡

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    • Kensei Seraph

      January 19, 2015 at 11:28

      Looks good.

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  17. DAS

    January 20, 2015 at 15:56

    OMG Yesssss!!!!

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