Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a brand new video game coming to PC and console this year. Time for some turn-based action!
Time to check out the announcement trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector. I hope you’re ready for more turn-based combat in the grimdark:
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a fast-paced turn-based strategy game set in the grimdark universe of the 41st Millenium. Pick your force, develop your army, field mighty heroes and fight for victory using superior strategy, awesome abilities, and devastating weaponry.
Age of Crimson Dawn
Experience an epic twenty mission single-player campaign that explores the aftermath of the Devastation of Baal. Help Sergeant Carleon and his allies purge the Tyranid infestation on Baal Secundus, and preserve the honour of the noble Blood Angels.
Fight across the surface of Baal on maps of your choosing and select either the Blood Angels or the Tyranids in the Skirmish mode. Completely customize your army list by picking your units, heroes and their loadouts.
Forge Your Armies
Command iconic units like the Sanguinary Priest, the Librarian Dreadnought, and the Hive Tyrant to annihilate your foes. Use over 60 abilities and 50 weapons to orchestrate your opponent’s bloody demise.
Each faction has a unique Momentum system that can result in a Surged unit. Units that Surge are able to string together superhuman chains of actions, or use the opportunity to further upgrade their abilities.
Call In Air Support
Use Command Points to call in faction-specific air support abilities. The Blood Angels Stormraven can obliterate xenos with a missile barrage, or deep strike a unit of veteran Assault Marines behind enemy lines. Meanwhile, the Tyranid Harpy can devastate the enemy defenses with its Sonic Screech, or scatter the battlefield with its deadly Spore Mines.
Face Your Friends On The Battlefield
With live and asynchronous multiplayer, and hotseat modes available, there’s no excuse not to take your friends to war.
So aside from the announcement trailer and the marketing blurb above, there’s not much else to go on. However, Slitherine has been the publisher for previous Warhammer 40,000 games such as:
- Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War
- Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach
- Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon
That’s not a bad line-up but a publisher is not the same as the developer. Developer duties fell to Black Lab Games. Their portfolio has a couple sci-fi games in there with two of them being more space ship combat style games:
In any case, the game is set on Baal and takes place after the Devastation of Baal. It’s pitting Blood Angels vs Tyrands and, as you saw in the announcement video, we are getting Primaris Space Marines this go around.
As far as gameplay…that reveal is coming. If you’d like to watch the gameplay reveal, you can check it out via Slitherine’s Twitch Channel HERE. Their broadcast is slated for 5pm GMT and we will update this post with a link to that video when it becomes available.
Edit: Livesteam is up.
For PC, a May 2021 release has been announced but no word on the exact day. A console (Xbox One and PS4) version is also slated for release in the summer. They are accepting Beta sign-ups HERE.
Back to Baal!