Free-to-play Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf coming in 2014

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Another week, another Games Workshop title is announced for PC. The amount of recent Games Workshop title announcement initially surprised me; I always thought of Games Workshop as having kept a tight hold of their licenses… but it turned out I’d just forgotten stuff like Mark of Chaos, Final LiberationFire Warrior, and Chaos Gate. Mostly for good reason.

Anyway! This week’s Games Workshop-licensed title is HeroCraft’s Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, a turn-based tactical game with CCG elements. I’m… not quite sure how it works, but you use “collectible cards to drive the on-screen actions of the 3D characters.” Which sounds a bit like the exquisite Card Hunter, I suppose.

As the Space Wolves (or a Space Wolf), you fight a campaign with branching storylines against both the Chaos Word Bearers and the Necrons, with a variety of character paths to follow, cards to unlock and evolve, decks to build. It’s a free-to-play game, so you’ll at least be able to try it out without shelling out any actual money.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is due out in 2014 on PC, as well as Android and iOS devices. Screenshots below.

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  • Kodes

    As long as it’s better than that new Space Hulk. Ewwww (oddly worth a fiver, not worth £22)

  • DavidTheSlayer

    I hope they produce a proper Warhammer and 40K RPG, arpg, or even strategy game soon, rather than this turn-based and card game stuff as we already have Space Hulk and other table-top games. I want more games with different races, imagine a Warhammer/40k version of Skyrim, elves tau etc would be awesome! Total War series? Come on GW lend your IP to more ambitious ideas.