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Warhammer Fantasy Battle going hack 'n' slashy


A hack 'n' slash adaptation of Warhammer Fantasy Battle is in development at Eko Software, the French studio known for their How to Survive action-RPGs. That's about all I can tell you. Fantasy Battle, set in the Old World, multiple playable races, and that's about it. Hacking and slashing through the grim dark future of Warhammer 40,000 was a lark in Relic Entertainment's Space Marine -- a perfectly average 7/10 action game to be celebrated, Alec will tell you -- but what might this be? Heck, what would you want?

About all we know is this blurb from publisher Bigben Interactive's announcement:

"The game takes place in the Old World, a dark and bloody continent devastated by the wars against Chaos. Dive into the heart of the Warhammer story, become a hero and battle to survive the desolation."

Though one can pick a teensy detail out of the promise to announced "additional information on the story, key realms and geography, the platforms and playable races" shortly - that it has several playable races. That's your lot.

Beyond that, I couldn't tell you its name let alone when it might be released. I couldn't show you concept art (that ↑ is just some old art) let alone a gameplay video.

So in the absence of interesting details, I ask: what would you want this to be? Dreaming about what Warhammer games could be is an endlessly entertaining disappointment.

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.