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"Warhammer®40,000®: Chess - Regicide" - New Video Game Announced for Q4 This Year


May 14, 2014 --
"Warhammer®40,000®: Chess - Regicide" - New Video Game Announced for Q4 This Year

Sydney (PRWEB) May 14, 2014

Hammerfall Publishing in association with Games Workshop has announced Warhammer®40,000®: Chess - Regicide coming to multiple gaming platforms in 2014. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, the game brings the iconic Games Workshop IP together with one of the most popular board games of all time.

The game has gone beyond the standard boundaries of chess to revolutionize the way it is seen, said Cathrin Machin, the Project Lead at Hammerfall Publishing. In creating the ground-breaking new Codex chess engine, the campaign mode represents a world first in strategy gaming.

Players can choose from single and multiplayer classic chess modes, as well as an enthralling Blood Angels story driven campaign based on a totally new concept of chess. The narrative was written by Games Workshop published author Ross Watson.

When this game was envisaged, it was like two worlds which belonged together had collided, said Cathrin. The game honours the sheer brutality of the Warhammer®40,000® universe. It features a multitude of merciless kill and death animations that were created in a state-of-the-art motion capture studio, utilizing military trained fight and stunt choreographers. The game combines these exciting features along with environments, weapons, and upgradeable characters which have been meticulously crafted by some of the industrys leading artists.

On the same day, Hammerfall Publishing have released a cinematic teaser trailer for the Warhammer 40,000 : Chess - Regicide game, created by renowned cinematic studio Plastic Wax. Having created nearly every Warhammer®40,000 game trailer in the past decade, Plastic Wax felt right at home harnessing the games 3D characters to create a dramatic teaser trailer to announce the title.

We have a great respect for the Warhammer 40,000 IP, the many loyal fans, and Games Workshop, said Tyrone Maddams, Art Director at Plastic Wax. We wanted to break new ground, and chose to create the cinematic using a real-time engine . It was important that we created a cinematic which not only represented the quality of the game by using in-game assets, but also does justice to the IP.

About Warhammer®40,000®: Chess - Regicide
Warhammer 40,000: Chess - Regicide combines the intensity and rich heritage of the Warhammer 40,000 universe together with the strategy and tactical play of chess. The game offers seamless cross platform gameplay with stunning visuals and high impact animations. Players can choose several factions from some of the most popular Warhammer 40,000 races; battling in both singleplayer and multiplayer standard chess modes, with an additional Blood Angels campaign mode which takes chess to a new level. Further details on the game can be obtained at

About Hammerfall Publishing
Hammerfall Publishing is a high-tech independent game development and publishing studio based in Sydney, Australia. They specialise in high definition gaming; creating cutting edge experiences for PC, tablet, and mobile platforms. Further details on the company can be obtained at

About Games Workshop®
Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L) is based in Nottingham, UK. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer® and Warhammer® 40,000® games, miniature soldiers, novels and model kits through more than 400 of its own Hobby centres, the internet, and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Further details on the company can be obtained at

Cathrin Machin
Hammerfall Publishing
Ph: (+61) 488 597 261

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