A blend of classic Warhammer 40,000 sci-fi fantasy brutality, and the ageless game of chess, Warhammer 40K: Regicide is a nifty strategy game from Hammerfall Publishing and Games Workshop. Regicide started as a Steam Early Access game on PC, but reached wide reception upon release. It’s gory battle-chess and we thought it was pretty interesting. Potential mobile adopters may be interested in knowing that the new iOS version has cross-platform multiplayer and universal accounts so that the iOS and PC versions are not isolated from each other. To make the launch on iOS bigger than usual, for the next twelve days, Hammerfall Publishing is making Regicide’s DLC available for free. This DLC includes a new twenty-mission prequel campaign to complement the main single-player mode’s fifty-mission run-time.
On its first day on the App Store, an App Store Editor has already sung it praises:
“Whoever came up with the idea of blending futuristic wars with the ancient game of chess is our kind of crazed genius. The mix of turn-based movement and Warhammer’s grisly violence proves deeply satisfying, whether you’re playing classic mode (more like traditional chess) or regicide mode (where units get special abilities like psychic powers and health regeneration). Regicide’s campaign tells a surprisingly rich story, and stunning graphics add intensity to the bloody clashes between orks and space marines.”
Watch Regicide’s iOS trailer below to get a bloodier idea of what it’s all about. Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is available now on iOS.