Posts Tagged ‘Warhammer 40000: Regicide’

Castle The Heretic: Warhammer 40K Regicide Released

I know they don’t really want it to be called ’40K Chess’ because it’s a whole lot more murdery than that, but I’d be so much more excited about Warhammer 40,000: Regicide [official site] if it fully embraced its clear inspirations. WarChess. DeathChess. Only WarChess. WaaaaaghChess. UltramaChess. GrimDark Chess. Chess Hulk. Rogue Chesser. Chess For The Chess God. But ‘Regicide’? Boooooooooooooo.

ANYWAY Warhammer 40,000: Chessdeathchessdeathchessdeathchessdeath has just left Early Access, bringing two new chapters of its campaign with it, plus new Space Marine chapters, making this a very confusing sentence. It even has a traditional chess mode for, uh, purists? Trailer and details of what’s new below.
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Not Chess – Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Gameplay Trailer

The ‘Chess’ wodged in the middle of its name when Warhammer 40,000: Regicide [official site] was announced made us grown, roll our eyes, bite our lip, stomp our feet, and refuse to eat our vegetables. Surely even the lazybones in Games Workshop’s licensing department wouldn’t give the go-ahead to a game that was simply chess with Space Marines? Turns out, no.

As we got a peek at before, Regicide’s a turn-based strategy game which looks mighty chess-like until someone whips out an AoE frag grenade. Now a new video explains more of how it works.

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For The Emperwhaaa? Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Trailer

I already used my great joke in the headline. If you wish, you may read that again.

The announcement of Warhammer 40,000: Chess – Regicide last May left me bemused, bewildered, befuddled, and bedraggingthisout. Even with Games Workshop’s recent lax approach to licensing, chess wot has Space Marines instead of chess men seemed a lazy cash-in. Well!

Developers Hammerfall Publishing have released Regicide’s first “gameplay” trailer, and it looks chess-ish but not chess. It plonks different classes on Space Marines and Orks on chess boards, and they start moving like chess pieces but then oh! that pawn’s tossing a frag grenade and wounding a whole load of orks several rows away! Oh!

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In NEWS SO IMPORTANT I’M PREPARED TO BUTCHER THE RPS HOUSE STYLE AND HAVE A TWO-LINE HEADLINE, a Games Workshop-approved Warhammer 40,000 chess game has just been announced. All these years we’ve waited for Chess 2, only for Chess 40,000 to jump the queue. The grimmest, darkest, heretic-burniest chess ever, presumably.

I am both overjoyed and appalled.
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