Games-Workshop and Bigben Studios announce a new game based on classic Warhammer Fantasy…
That’s right folks. Warhammer Fantasy is getting a new video game–not Age of Sigmar, but good old, dudes on blocky bases in ranks Fantasy is getting a new video game in the near future. Helmed by the studio responsible for the How to Survive games, it sounds like this will be a new Action RPG (or maybe it’ll be my secret hope, a Dynasty Warriors-esque brawler, but set in Fantasy with some multiplayer elements). I don’t think that’ll actually happen–but one can hope.
Just throw in some more skulls and he’s basically a champion of Khorne already…
Bigben and Games Workshop are happy to announce their partnership for the development of a consoles and PC game based on the renowned Warhammer Fantasy Battles IP.
This adaptation of the franchise will be the first Hack and Slash game to unfold in the Warhammer world. The game takes place in the Old World, a dark and bloody continent devastated by the wars against Chaos. Dive into the heart of the Warhammer story, become a hero and battle to survive the desolation.
The French studio Eko Software, known for attracting millions of survivors in the How to Survive series, was entrusted with the new Warhammer Fantasy Battles adaptation.
“We are very pleased to work with Games Workshop developing a game which draws from the incredible potential of the Warhammer world. The Eko Software and Bigben teams have long been fans of this franchise from day one, including myself. Warhammer Fantasy Battles is well suited to offer players something quite innovative in the timeless Hack and Slash genre.” affirmed Benoit Clerc, Director of Video Games at Bigben.
“We’re really pleased to start this new partnership with Bigben, and this project will be an amazing opportunity for gamers to experience an epic story in the first Hack and Slash game set in the classic Warhammer Fantasy world. Eko did a great job with their How To Survive series and we’re confident they are going to do something amazing with our IP. I know the Bigben and Eko staff are massive fans of our lore and I can’t wait to see what they come up with.”declared Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop.
Additional information on the story, playable races, key realms and geography, the platforms and the game title will be unveiled shortly.
It’s kind of an exciting time for Warhammer Fantasy video games right now, what with that mysterious Total War: Warhammer countdown site going down next week sometime, teasing at some kind of big reveal (probably concerning the temple city of Lustria [it’s in the background of that page]) due to drop Friday afternoon.
Which probably means its Lizardmen, which is good, because it’s about dang time, and now all I can think about is what a Lizardman campaign would be like in Total War: Warhammer. But more than that, because we know that Lizardmen aren’t going to be in Total War: Warhammer, maybe this means they’re gearing up to announce the second game in the trilogy?
Be sure and check back for more news on both of these announcements as it develops…