July 21st, 2017

Warhammer 40,000 “lane strategy” game Storm of Vengeance announced

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Does anyone know what a “lane strategy” game is? Those words immediately make me think “MOBA”, but I’m pretty sure that this game isn’t one of those.

“This game”, incidentally, is Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance, a title focusing on the conflict between the Dark Angels and the Orks on the planet Piscina IV. You’ll be able to take control of the 100 Dark Angels defending the planet, or attempt to crush them with Ghazghkull Thraka’s Ork Waaagh! and telly-porta technology. And yes, both “Waaagh!” and “telly-porta” are actual things in this universe.

As this is coming to both PC and mobiles (and as one side will apparently be commanding 100 Dark Angels) it doesn’t really seem to be a MOBA. Perhaps it’s more about shuffling your troops to smart places on the lanes, sort of like a grimdark tower defence title. It might be good. Who knows?

Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance is being developed by Eutechnyx – the studio behind such marvels as NASCAR: The Game 2013, Ride to Hell: Retribution, Pimp My Ride, and Big Mutha Truckers – and is due out in the first quarter of 2014.

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