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[Preview] General: Mordheim: Warhammer Meets XCOM, Sort Of

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,643MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

From its dark fantasy setting to its heritage as a tabletop miniatures wargame, the Warhammer franchise has always been a bit hardcore.  Rogue Factor and Focus Interactive’s newly announced third-person tactical strategy RPG, Mordheim: City of the Damned, certainly looks like it will fit that mold.  With a gritty art palette, permadeath options, and player looting, Mordheim will aim to appeal to Warhammer fans and hardcore strategy gamers alike.

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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Posts: 5,474Member Uncommon
    Wish I could tell if this is about an MMO or a RPG without having to read 1/2 of it to find out.


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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,377MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

    Or the first paragraph? :)

    From its dark fantasy setting to its heritage as a tabletop miniatures wargame, the Warhammer franchise has always been a bit hardcore.  Rogue Factor and Focus Interactive’s newly announced third-person tactical strategy RPGMordheim: City of the Damned, certainly looks like it will fit that mold.  With a gritty art palette, permadeath options, and player looting, Mordheim will aim to appeal to Warhammer fans and hardcore strategy gamers alike.

     

     
  • turinmacleodturinmacleod Staff Writer Mahopac, NYPosts: 120Member Uncommon

    POINT, Murphy.

     

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  • sominatorsominator Staff Writer San Francisco, CAPosts: 36MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    ^^
  • Kaijin2k3Kaijin2k3 Santa Monica, CAPosts: 558Member

    Player looting, huh? Similar to D2 loot duels where your warband is something static that you gear up, but can lose it all to your opponent in a match?

    It sounds interesting, at least. Will look forward to gameplay videos/previews of it.

  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Color me curious and impressed.

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  • MumboJumboMumboJumbo LondonPosts: 3,221Member

    Wow always said this could make an amazing computer video-game.

    Focus Home Entertainment:

    MORDHEIM: CITY OF THE DAMNED UNVEILED WITH SCREENSHOTS

     

    Focus Home Interactive and Rogue Factor today proudly unveil the first video game adaptation of Games Workshop's cult classic Mordheim. Set in theWarhammer world's decimated Empire city, Mordheim: City of the Damned is a turn-based tactical game where you lead warbands into bloody and lethal skirmishes. The game blends RPG elements, fast-paced tactical combat and intricate unit customization in a time wrought by chaos and rivalry where only the strongest survive. 

    After the Comet of Sigmar crashed on Mordheim, the City of Damned turned into a terrifying battlefield where rival warbands fight fiercely for the control of key neighborhoods, looking for glory and fortune by acquiring the very valuable Wyrdstone fragments. 

    Pick your warbands from iconic Mordheim factions - Sisters of Sigmar, Possessed, Skaven, Mercenaries from the Empire, and many more - and lead your troops to battle. Recruit new units, equip them with enhanced gear. Evolve and customize your warband with the experience gained from each successful mission, transforming them into a terrifying force on the battlefield. 

    Devise the best strategy to annihilate your rivals. If you fail, some of your units might lose a limb... or worse. Keep in mind that in Mordheim: City of the Damned, a dead unit is lost forever! Consider the environment when formulating your battle strategy, exploiting the unique buildings, ruins or the layout of the streets. Deploy your troops carefully and anticipate the actions of your adversaries to set up ambushes! Organize ingenious battle plans where the talents of your units will be as important as your own luck during key moments of combat. 

    Loot items and weapons hidden in the ruins, or steal those of fallen opponents. Survive the dangers that abound in the City of the Damned and collect as many Wyrdstones as you can, but remain ever vigilant. Mordheim is one of the most treacherous places in the Warhammer world! 

    In these epic battles where fame and glory await, your strategy will definitely be your best ally! Visit the four corners of the City of the Damned to complete multiple missions in the solo campaign, or challenge other players in enthralling multiplayer modes. 

    Riches and infamy await you late 2014 in Mordheim: City of the Damned! 

     

  • jimmywolfjimmywolf henderson, NVPosts: 64Member Uncommon
    thanks for sharing, looking forward too the games release.
  • KhalathwyrKhalathwyr Denton, TXPosts: 3,138Member

    Sweet Nurgle this is a thing? Really? And it sounds as though they are doing it the right way too?!?!

     

    I hope so, as it is one I would certainly add to my turn-based strategy collection. I've only played the table top version since the day it came out.

     
    Now if they just make Necromunda as well, I'll be set!

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  • KhalathwyrKhalathwyr Denton, TXPosts: 3,138Member
    Hope they do Necromunda next!

    "Many nights, my friend... Many nights I've put a blade to your throat while you were sleeping. Glad I never killed you, Steve. You're alright..."

    Kickstarter 2 / Naysayers 0

  • Silverthorn8Silverthorn8 LondonPosts: 489Member Uncommon
    Sounds epic <3
  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,474Member Uncommon
    I was just thinking about Necromunda as well...

    Just let me get 1 thing straight: Are there any Elves involved in this? I would hope so, but the whole backstory behind the Mordheim doesn't really sound like sth that would interest Elves.

    Besides that, more Warhammer is always good! Especially Fantasy which has the following game in playable state: Mark of Chaos and these two in playable if outdated state: Shadow of the Horned Rat and Dark Omen. I mean wtf???
  • Snippet60Snippet60 Pueblo, COPosts: 19Member
    Turn based?  XCOM?  Warhammer?  Take. My. Money.
  • zaylinzaylin Olympia, WAPosts: 789Member
    forgot please :) ...ditto btw
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