Written by AndrewH
Games Workshop has teamed up with developers Pixel Toys to make a new Warhammer 40K game for mobile devices. Officially called Warhammer 40K: Freeblade, this is a very different kind of Warhammer 40K than we view for mobile devices so far.
When you are looking at Warhammer 40K games, we end up finding either a side-scrolling arcade type of game or a strategy type of title. However, when it comes to Warhammer 40K: Freeblade, this game is a straight-up action title with an almost head-to-head style of combat. This will come with big mechs, plenty of weaponry, and plenty of action judging from what we should can see in the trailer. Because the developers describe it, Warhammer 40K: Freeblade is much like “Paanzer Dragoon meets Walker in the Warhammer 40k universe“.
Players will assume control of an Imperial Knight, which is a giant armored mech with massive heavy weaponry. Apparently this will also be the first time players have been given the opportunity to control one of these mech in any Warhammer 40K game on any platform. The game plays out in a third-person perspective there is going to be over 40 missions to operate your way through when the game launches. Some of these include dynamically-created Patrol missions.
On top of that, environmental surroundings is pretty much full destructible too. If not attempting to complete missions, players will be able to go into the crafting system to make new gear for his or her mech. This includes making new gear or upgrading existing parts of your Imperial Knight. The combat system within this game is developed around a tap-to-shoot type of control: single-tap, double-tap and multi-tap gestures. It sounds like this may be on-rails, at least during the combat part. This could be a good thing because the combat seems a little complex, which isn’t bad either.
For people thinking about this game, Warhammer 40K: Freeblade will be landing on Android (phones and tablets) sometime in the Autumn. In the meantime, you can check out some of the gameplay action within the new announcement trailer below. There are any more screenshots below that you should check out.
Official Website: Warhammer 40K: Freeblade