Battlefleet Gothic ARMADA Sails into STEAM

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Battlefleet Gothic ARMADA is rolling out the deals. There is a special early adopter deal on STEAM right now, and a sexy new trailer!

BGA Early Adopters Price $35.99 (Jan 26-29)

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“We are thrilled to announce the beginning of pre-orders for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada!

In order to reward the commitment of players who will support us during the pre-order phase, and those who will join the community during the first couple of months following the game’s launch, we decided to offer to these early adopters, for free, an additional faction – the Space Marines – which will be available to play a few weeks after launch.

This additional faction will be playable in battles played in both Multiplayer modes and in skirmish against the AI. Players who pre-order the game will also receive access to the Multiplayer Beta, that will start a few weeks before the official launch.

Finally, we would like to remind you that until Friday evening, Games Workshop has a place of honour on Steam with exceptional discounts. This is the perfect opportunity to pre-order Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (10% off).”

Via Focus Home Interactive

Spectacular in-game space battles pit the Imperium against the Chaos for the first time

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, the new RTS based on Games Workshop’s tabletop game, is for the first time unveiled through pre-alpha gameplay covering the basics of what to expect from Tindalos Interactive’s new game.

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.

Featuring many different game modes including dramatic battles in both single and multiplayer, against players and the AI, and a full single-player campaign pitting you against Abaddon the Despoiler, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada will have you unlocking and upgrading the ships in your fleet as well as specializing the captains that helm them, each with their own behaviors.

Featuring an ambitious campaign against Abaddon the Despoiler, command the Imperium fleet throughout the Gothic sector, securing systems and making choices that will affect the story along the way. In the campaign, you’ll meet – and perhaps more! – the Eldar, and the enigmatic Space Marines as you try to vanquish the sector of Chaos influence.

Each faction has its own strengths and skills. The Imperium are heavily armored with a lot of torpedoes, powerful macro weapons and harness the awesome nova cannon. The Chaos are fast, with a longer range than the other factions, utilizing powerful lances.

Learn the basics of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada by watching the exciting new gameplay trailer, and look forward to the release in 2016 on PC.

It looks like the game will ship in March, but in addition to a 10% discount, early adopters will get the Space Marine faction for free as opposed to paid DLC.

Admirals report to the bridge!

  • I’m very much interested in this, but I won’t pre-order anything.
    Even with refunds available. No. Terrible business practice.

    • Andrew Howell

      Pre-ordering and then pay more for DLC…

    • Grafton Is Dust

      You don’t have to, the Pre-Order Bonus applies for up to two months after release. You can happily wait a month after it releases to see if it’s worth buying, then buy it and still qualify. Hence why they’re calling it an ‘Early Adopter’ bonus.

  • Noveltyboy

    Anyone else starting to feel a tad ripped off by this DLC craze. If you’ve already finished the content add it to the bloody game. By the time you’ve paid for things that should already be there you are sometimes paying twice the cost of the game. DLC should be “additional” content added after completion not just content that should be there but hell, let’s charge extra for that.

    • Andreas Noche

      I fail to see, how Space Marines should be in it, as there is no campaign for them? They are clearly labeled as “MP”-only? The entitlement is strong in this one.

      • gibdef

        “entitlement” for a product you pay for.

        • Andreas Noche

          You get a fully functional game with a full single player. It´s not like you need Space Marines in anyway to enjoy the product.

    • Valeli

      I don’t think “starting” is the right word… but yeah.

    • Grafton Is Dust

      It’s free for up to two months after release. How are they ripping you off?

  • euansmith

    The scale of the game looks right. I like the zoomed in bits showing off all the special effects you’ll probably be too busy to see in the game.

  • euansmith

    Pegi 16? For a space ship game? Seems odd. Maybe there are Slannesh space craft included.

    • Shiwan8

      I can see it, the floating boob….or something phallic.

      • euansmith

        “Helm’s Gimp, prepare for premature ejaculation! Advance to RIMMING SPEED!!!

        • Shiwan8

          “Admiral Whatshisname, they’re coming right on us!”

          • NovaeVox

            Always leave ’em covered in blast markers!

        • NovaeVox

          Let’s not mention what happens when multiple blackstones get together… 😰

        • Alexander Golmen Berg

          Never show your back to them!

      • Severius_Tolluck

        I dunno, imperial cruisers have pretty phallic silhouettes as is…

        • euansmith

          [Insert “You should see the Doctor” joke here]

      • Drpx

        Abaddon: Ah, good. Typhus has arrived with his Nurgle fleet. Those pus cannons will make short work of the loyalist dogs.

        Huron: Actually, that’s Lucious’s Slaanesh fleet sir, and those aren’t pus cannons…

    • petrow84

      You don’t really want to see the mega-vibro cannon at work…

    • NovaeVox

      Abbadon’s Big Naughty Boarding Party 13

  • Severius_Tolluck

    They could have said Armada goes full steam ahead… This looks neat. Interesting they threw Armada in the tittle, probably to catch people familiar with firestorm or star wars. Looks good, fingers crossed.

  • blackbloodshaman

    please don’t suck, please don’t suck, please don’t suck, please dont suck

  • Richard Mitchell

    Looks, really cool, I hope that it plays like the Bloodbowl games for console and PC. I had a lot of fun with it, even the Sega version back in the day. OG everyone, OG.

  • Alexander Golmen Berg

    Will probably buy