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Castle The Heretic: Warhammer 40K Regicide Released

Chess for the chess god

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.

Cover image for YouTube video

In its newly 1.0d form, Regicide has a 50-mission campaign, army customisation, leaderboards, an offline mode and revamped AI. In terms of factions, slightly heretical green chaps the Dark Angels join the Ultramarines, Space Wolves, and whichever of the red ones they're using this time, while the Death Skulls and Evil Suns bulk up the Ork numbers.

Regicide is out on Steam now. Have you played it at all? I probably should, but despite having lots of fun with death animations, it somehow doesn't seem to capture the 40K fantasy for me. It is so brazenly Game rather than Only War, y'know? Give me genocide. Uh, entirely fictional genocide involving fascist supermen and mad green monsters, that is.

It's £9.34 on Steam for Windows.

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