Focus Home Interactive released a new trailer for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, the RTS space game where players command giant battle ships in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
The trailer focuses on the Orks side, joining the fray against the Imperial forces and the Chaos. Each faction has their pros and cons, with the Orcs obviously being heavily armored, slightly slow, and lacking in strength when it comes to projectiles, but they more than make up for it with the ability to tank shots like a beast and plow through enemy forces by ramming directly into them. A demonstration of the Orc tech is made pretty clear in the trailer below.
Pre-order NOW and get immediate access to the BETA: https://store.steampowered.com/app/363680 Website: https://www.battlefleetgothic-armada.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlefleetG… Twitter: https://twitter.com/bfg_armada Battlefleet Gothic: Armada – Orks destroy everything in video celebrating their arrival to the beta in the coming days Battlefleet Gothic beta participants have already had a brief taste of the Ork’s devastating potential, when they faced them during the last mission of the prologue.
I loved how the missile basically bounced off the hull as if the ship itself said “IDGAF about missiles!”
Absolutely no weapons or any sort of tech was put on display in the trailer above, it was all about tanking shots and hitting back… literally using the ship itself.
As mentioned in the trailer description…
“The Orks fight in the most direct, brutal (and fun!) way possible. Players will be able to wield the Orks’ mighty power in beta skirmishes, before ramming enemy ships in multiplayer.”
The game’s original release was delayed a bit in order for Tindalos Software to make some proper changes and fixes to the game ahead of release, hence the new April 21st launch date.
According to the game director from Tindalos, Romain Clavier, the delay also played a part in adding in a brand new faction to the game, with Clavier explaining…
“There’s another important thing we’d like to announce. Currently, the Space Marines fleet is offered for free to all Early Adopters. With the support of our publisher Focus, we’ve decided to develop another faction that we’ll unveil soon. This new faction, available in a few months, will also be offered for free to all Early Adopters – people who pre-ordered the game or purchase it during the first two months after release.”
Locking factions behind paywalls is going to get people real angry, real quick. Creative Assembly did it with Total War: Warhammer, only to be met with plenty of disdain from the community. I doubt if Tindalos holds hostage any important factions behind a paywall, you can rest assured that the fans won’t like it.
The olive branch of having free factions for those who pre-order is a double-edged sword that I hope they know how to use.
You can learn more about this awesome looking, physics-based, visually stunning RTS game by visiting the Steam store page.