Slitherine and Black Lab Games have announced the release of the newest turn-based strategy game set in the world-renowned sci-fi setting imagined by Games Workshop: Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector.

The game revolves around army sized turn-based strategical battles on grid-based maps. The factions available are the Blood Angels Space Marine chapter (that the player commands in the single-player story campaign). In the Multiplayer and Skirmish modes players can play as the Tyranids xenos race (the antagonist in the story campaign). The gameplay is modular and there are already plans to expand the existing roster in the near future.

What to know about Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

Age of Crimson Dawn

Experience an epic twenty mission single-player campaign that explores the aftermath of the Devastation of Baal. Help Sergeant Carleon and his allies purge the Tyranid infestation on Baal Secundus, and preserve the honour of the noble Blood Angels.

Skirmish Mode

Fight across the surface of Baal on maps of your choosing and select either the Blood Angels or the Tyranids in the Skirmish mode. Completely customize your army list by picking your units, heroes and their load-outs.

Forge Your Armies

Command iconic units like the Sanguinary Priest, the Librarian Dreadnought, and the Hive Tyrant to annihilate your foes. Use over 60 abilities and 50 weapons to orchestrate your opponent’s bloody demise.

Build Momentum

Each faction has a unique Momentum system that can result in a Surged unit. Units that Surge are able to string together superhuman chains of actions, or use the opportunity to further upgrade their abilities.

Call In Air Support

Use Command Points to call in faction-specific air support abilities. The Blood Angels Stormraven can obliterate xenos with a missile barrage, or deep strike a unit of veteran Assault Marines behind enemy lines. Meanwhile, the Tyranid Harpy can devastate the enemy defences with its Sonic Screech, or scatter the battlefield with its deadly Spore Mines.

Face Your Friends On The Battlefield

With live and asynchronous multiplayer, and hotseat modes available, there’s no excuse not to take your friends to war. Asynchronous multiplayer will be only available on PC.

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is out on PC on the major online stores now. The console version (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) will follow soon.

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