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access_time July 31, 2015 at 9:05 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide release date revealed

warhammerHammerfall Publishing was thrilled to announce the official full release date of their upcoming Warhammer 40,000 strategy game, Warhammer 40,000: Regicide.

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This release date is August 26, 2015, and on this date players will be able to watch as tactical combat meets classical strategy on the blood-soaked battlefield. Warhammer 40,000: Regicide will be officially available on Steam, featuring all three acts of the 50 mission story-driven campaign, as well as new tactical abilities, a full tier upgrade system for the units, and even a barrage of features, refinements, and improvements requested by fans.

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One highly-anticipated feature that will be present on the release day of Regicide is the Armoury, which is where players will be able to unlock new abilities to take into battle. The game wil also feature a new unit upgrade system upon release. The team behind the game has also added extensive, canonically authentic Russian, German and French localisations, and have a few more in mind that they will announce at a later date.

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During Early Access, Regicide has been embraced by strategy fans worldwide, earning an approval rating of 88% on Steam. Tens of thousands of gamers have already logged well over 100,000 hours of total play as of the time of this article.

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Here’s a quick “About the campaign” passage, as presented by the official press release:

The anticipated Campaign, written by Ross Watson, will also be available in the full release on August 26! Comprising three acts, see the extract below for information about the setting:
The frontier worlds of the Sargos Sector are no strangers to conflict. Once wracked by warp-anomalies and inhabited by adversarial forces, it was only placed under the heel of Imperial authority two thousand years ago. The capital world of Hethgar Prime was established and settled. Rich in resources, it occupied a strategic location and was well fortified. Regiments were raised on Hethgar to safeguard nearby worlds from aggression.
In two millennia, however, no dire threat approached them. Mankind flourished in relative peace. Much of the system’s military resources were eventually exported to aid in greater conflicts elsewhere. The garrison was spread thin. The great guns that aimed to the skies were largely unmanned.

When alien eyes once again fell upon the Imperial jewel of Hethgar and thought to take it for themselves there was little to stop them. As the skies fell in upon them, it was all the people of Hethgar could do to pray for deliverance. Any resistance was swiftly crushed by the invading forces.

But the final prayers of Hethgar were heard. From far across the blackness of space, Angels took heed of their plight.

They would arrive too late for salvation, but vengeance in the Emperor’s name is never overdue…


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