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Talisman: The Horus Heresy is Coming!

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Feb 3 2016


NOMAD GAMES just announced the launch date for Talisman: The Horus Heresy – the video game. Don’t miss it!

Pre-orders now available via Steam for the co-op and competitive digital board game set in the prequel timeline of Warhammer 40,000!



Today Nomad Games is pleased to officially announce the launch date of Talisman: The Horus Heresy. Set to kick off on February 22nd via Steam, Nomad Games is very pleased to finally have a date set for the digital fusion of Talisman and of the Horus Heresy storyline.

“We’ve been thrilled with the game’s reception so far, and cannot wait for fans of Warhammer 40,000 to get their hands on this edition of Talisman. It truly captures the tense war between the Loyalists and Traitors 10,000 years before the start of the 41st Millennium.” – Nomad Games MD Don Whiteford

Nomad Games first brought the multiplayer version of the Games Workshop board game Talisman to PC, tablets and mobile devices in 2014, with the brand selling over one million units to date.


Its follow-up Talisman: The Horus Heresy is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe during the cataclysmic events of the Horus Heresy, and will be released on PC and Mac on February 22nd, 2016. The game will also be released on mobile formats in the Spring. More news on those formats is forthcoming.

And Some Screenshots

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Game Basics

Talisman: The Horus Heresy is a digital board game based on the Talisman rule system and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, during the cataclysmic events of the Horus Heresy.

Up to four players will be able to take control of one or more of the galaxy’s greatest heroes or most notorious villains. Taking the side of either traitor or loyalist, these Warlords will form vast companies of Space Marines, battalions of tanks and battlefleets of Spacecraft. They are the most powerful beings in the Galaxy and their followers are legion.

The new combative team play will appeal to fans of Talisman and the Horus Heresy alike. It’s a unique adaptation of Talisman that has been tailored specifically for digital platforms.

In Talisman: The Horus Heresy the player’s experience of Talisman is scaled up exponentially, exploring not a kingdom but a whole galaxy in the 31st Millennium. No longer will you be fighting for the Crown of Command, but for the very future of humanity…

  • Command one of the eighteen Space Marine Legions that fought during the Horus Heresy
  • Play as one of eight of the galaxy’s greatest heroes or most notorious villains such as Robute Guilliman or Angron
  • Multiplayer for up to 4 players
  • Challenge or team-up with your friends locally and online
  • Play against AI opponents


We’ve talked to developer Nomd who confirms that this is a fairly close rendition of the Talisman boardgame in the digital realm – and of course transposed into the world of the Horus Heresy.  I see a variety of legions, Primarchs and even the Emperor himself up there.

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