The classic game of naval combat and exploration in the Old World is coming to a PC near you.
Games Workshop and Evil Twin Studios are partnering to bring you a video game version of the classic game of ship battles, sea monsters, naval exploration, and adventure on the high seas of the Old World: Man O’ War.
If you never played it, Man O’ War was a little bit like Battlefleet Gothic but in Warhammer Fantasy, except that BFG was released later, was set in 40K, had different rules, and Ork Fleets that were poorly constructed couldn’t just sink because of how terrible they are. So maybe that’s not the best analogy–but Man O’ War was still a game that was all about sinking your enemy’s fleets.
It had a relatively short-lived run, but had some wonderful models that represented the Age of Sail (with a little bit of Fantasy thrown in) rather nicely.
Well now it’s getting a second life on the PC. Evil Twin studios has been hard at work to bring you this game of swashbuckling adventure, and today they talked with the folks at Warhammer Community about what we might see in the game, including a look at the Ork fleets which they’re finding to be particularly successful in their engine. Take a look!
via Warhammer Community
The Orc fleet is a floating testament to the Orc mentality. Everything about the ships has been looted and pillaged from somewhere else and then crudely bolted and bashed into shape, before crudely bashing their enemies!
As players board Orc ships, they will have to hop over piles of plunder and broken parts that cover the decks and run along uneven gangways to get around the unfinished superstructures. Ships’ wheels have been fixed with bones, planks and huge iron nails while wicked spikes jut from ungainly hulls.
The Orc ports carry this style to whole new levels. This was part of the Warhammer World we got to create! The nomadic, barbaric, floating ports made the threat of the Orcs much greater. We wanted floating atolls that could move and launch deadly attacks while looking like they might sink at any moment!
The wreckage of many captured ships can been seen among the lookout towers and tribal huts, which helped put across the scale. Some ships bristle with weapons capable of firing from all angles. Some have really bizarre weapons, which could only work in this fantastical setting.
Man O’ War: Corsair is a video game of high adventure, naval combat and exploration based on the Games Workshop classic Man O’ War tabletop game. Send Skaven ships to the murky depths, cut Khorne’s champions to pieces and battle sea monsters as you explore the Warhammer oceans. Turn pirate and become the scourge of the Empire, or trade your way to riches along the Bretonnian coast.
And with the Ork fleets present, suddenly Captain Jack Sparrow has a whole bunch of competition for worst pirate ever.