Tindalos Interactive and Focus Home Interactive had previously announced that they would be revealing more about Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 and they’ve certainly delivered. A new four minute video gives gamers a right proper look at the upcoming space-strategy game.
The French developers explain that essentially Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is mirrored after naval battles… except in space.
They wanted to take that concept and expand it into one of the more intriguing elements of the Warhammer 40,000 universe… The Cicatrix.
This galaxy-rending event is a warp rift that turns everything upside down, as explained in the developer diary below.
They explain in the video that the event allowed them to explore more than just the story elements of the Warhammer 40,000 universe but also the gameplay aspects when it comes to bigger battles and more factions to play.
Stretching across the fictional universe, there will now be more species, more ship types, and far larger encounters that completely changes the complexity of the battle.
In total there will be 12 playable factions in the game, both in skirmish mode and in the online multiplayer. In the video they briefly cover some of the factions, including the Tyranids and Necrons, along with the Craftworld Aeldari, the Drukhari, the Adeptus Mechanicus, and the T’au fleet to name but a few.
They explain that they’re bringing in factions and units featured both in the books and those from the tabletop games. And to stay as true to the lore as possible, they’re using the actual Games Workshop miniature figurines as a conceptual base for the mesh designs.
In a very surprising twist, the chief executives over Tindalos Interactive are actually gamers themselves. Not only are they gamers but they’ve been collecting, playing, and reading Warhammer material for the last 25 years, making them fairly adept at translating the source material into a video game.
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is due for release later this year, exclusively for PC.