Battfleet Gothic ARMADA: Meet the Ork Fleet

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Come see the Ork fleet in all it’s spacefaring pirate glory.  You need to see this trailer from Focus. DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA!

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada – Orks destroy everything in video celebrating their arrival to the beta in the coming days

Battlefleet Gothic beta participants have already had a brief taste of the Ork’s devastating potential, when they faced them during the last mission of the prologue.

The Orks will be arriving at full speed in the coming days to shake up the beta’s intense battles even further. The total opposite of Chaos’ long-range gameplay and the Imperium’s balanced style, the Orks fight in the most direct, brutal (and fun!) way possible. Players will be able to wield the Orks’ mighty power in beta skirmishes, before ramming enemy ships in multiplayer.

All of this is illustrated in today’s trailer, which gives a fittingly loud introduction for the Orks. Supported by a primal void-shanty heard on every battlefield they’re invading, these destruction specialists take a wild pleasure in abolishing enemy fleets, leaving behind only metal scraps and burning carcasses.

Romain Clavier, Game Director of Tindalos explains:

“It’s a huge pleasure for a young studio like ours to see Battlefleet Gothic gather so much interest from so many players. The beta has been incredibly helpful in spotting relevant demands from the community. Following this huge response we’ve made the decision to spend some additional time integrating your feedback into the game. As a consequence, we will release Battlefleet Gothic: Armada on April 21st.

Based on that, we felt the need to release more content, both to reward current Battlefleet players and to introduce even more madness to this beta! As a result, we’ve decided to unleash the Orks in the coming days. This faction will turn your Battlefleet Gothic: Armada experience upside-down, with a totally different, more brutal style of gameplay. Having them in the beta will also allow us to balance them perfectly before the game releases.

There’s another important thing we’d like to announce. Currently, the Space Marines fleet is offered for free to all Early Adopters. With the support of our publisher Focus, we’ve decided to develop another faction that we’ll unveil soon. This new faction, available in a few months, will also be offered for free to all Early Adopters – people who pre-ordered the game or purchase it during the first two months after release. We wanted to show you, the community, that we’re passionate about supporting this game and its players. We’re always paying attention to your feedback, and this is how together we’ll make the game we’ve all dreamt about.”

Preorder Battlefleet Gothic: Armada’s Early Adopters Edition at 10% off, and receive the Space Marines fleet + one additional fleet (more info coming soon) for free, as well as instant access to the beta, which will continue until the game releases.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada will release April 21st on PC.

 

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Freebooters…

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RAMMING SPEED!

Gameplay Overview Trailer

~ DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA!!!

  • Local Ork

    Yay

  • Emprah

    very orky

  • Shiwan8

    It’s actually pretty cool.

  • I’m glad to see GW finally sell a license to someone (other than Relic) who knows what they’re doing.

    Anytime somebody wants to start working on an X-Com-style tactical Necromunda game, I’ll be first in line to preorder.

  • Vomkrieg

    I picked this up after a recommendation from a close friend (and the plan that we would play head to head once that functionality become available)

    Good game engine and core game. Still loads of development to come and they have wisely pushed back the release date.

    It’s a truly different gaming experience too. A bit more twicthy than a boardgame adaption, but with unlimited “matrix time” it is very manageable.

    The Orks are real fun. Press the big red button, ram into ships and profit.

  • durendin

    The Orks are definately the strongest faction due to how the game plays.

    Chaos and Imperium fleets simply can’t dish out enough damage at range before the Orks close in and start their epic shenanigans of raming and tractor beam towing of enemy ships.

    • Shiwan8

      I don’t think that imperium is powerless. Chaos might be but I’m not sure about that either.

      • durendin

        Once the gap has closed and the distance advantage against Orks has gone it becomes a slugging match against your opponent and good luck to you!

        • Shiwan8

          True, but orcs are slow to turn and if you kit them out for head on collisions then guns are also in the front. It’s easy enough to keep to their sides and back most of the time.

          • durendin

            It’ll be interesting to see how they (Orks) fare against the other far end of the scale Eldar who’ll likely run rings around them. Hard to control a lot of ships like that though.

          • Shiwan8

            That right there is a valid point.