It's been a while since we had a decent Warhammer 40,000 turn based game and now it looks like we're going to get a few at once. First there was the announcement that we had a digital remake of Space Hulk on the way and now there's another 40k inspired title in the works from the makers of many a tablet strategy title, Slitherine.
There's no word on what form the game will take as of yet, whether it'll be like the grid based titles of old, or if we'll be looking at something more similar to the tabletop experience. What seems most likely though, is that it'll be tablet compatible, as almost everything Slitherine has done in the past has had iOS or Android compatibility.
"This deal represents yet another testament to our continuous aim to reach new audiences, without losing sight of who we are and what we do best", said JD McNeil, Chairman of the Slitherine Group. "It's all about creating strategy games that are targeted to a particular audience and addressing a very specific need in the market. The Warhammer 40,000 setting is a perfect fit for the style of strategy games that we make and will be very popular with fantasy and science fiction fans alike. Joining forces with Games Workshop will allow us to bring an wonderfully deep and appropriate IP to the Turn Based Strategy genre”.
It's also been confirmed that development is already underway on multiple platforms. What's the bet that they're iOS, Android and Windows?
Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop said: “Slitherine are clearly established and successful masters of their genre of games, and there are many fans of their work here at GW. It’s a pleasure to work with such like minded individuals who share our passion for strategy games of all types”.