Bloody Combat-Chess Game ‘Warhammer 40K: Regicide’ is Out Now

A mix of chess and stabbing, shooting, murdering tactical gameplay, Warhammer 40,000: Regicide was an interesting Steam Early Access game for those who want to sit back and enjoy an old classic with a twist.

Developed by indie studio Hammerfall Publishing, Warhammer 40,000: Regicide features a fifty-mission campaign, and a story that is part of Warhammer 40K canon. Players take command of the elite space marine unit called the Blood Angels, mowing through Orks on the planet of Hethgar Prime.

Gameplay is half chess, half turn-based military strategy. A turn is divided into movement and initiative. Each unit is basically a chess piece and will move accordingly, so bishops go diagonally, pawns go forward, etc. Then after movement, all units can essentially spend “Initiative Points” to fire off a few rounds at an enemy in range, or slash at them with a chainsaw-sword. It mixes it up and the unabashed violence helps sell the brutal, war atmosphere.

Check out the death in the game’s launch trailer below. Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is now available on Steam.


Our Warhammer 40,000: Regicide review is in progress, so expect more on the game in the near future.