The Advance Wars-like title Wargroove is making plenty of progress, but it's still going to take a bit longer for eager fans to play.
The latest release date was slated for the second half of 2018, but Chucklefish is now pushing the game back to Q1 2019. This is according to the developer's latest blog post:
Initially we were aiming for a late 2018 release, but we have recently decided to move the launch window to Q1 2019 to allow us to provide players with a really robust package when the big day comes!Also outlined in the blog was a look at all the game's content so far. This includes several different modes like a Skirmish, Arcade, Campaign, and Puzzle mode. All of which has multiple maps and other content unique to each respective mode. There's also a map and campaign creator. For example, the map creator includes "advanced scripting tools" and allows you to create your own cutscenes. Both maps and campaigns can be shared online for others to view and play.
Gameplay aside, there's also plenty of collectibles, like music and artwork. A codex also outlines all of the game's lore. There's also secret content, but Chucklefish is letting that remain a mystery for now - if we knew about it, it wouldn't be secret content, now would it?
They also showed off Ceasar's groove. Ceasar is one of the Commanders for a faction in Wargroove, and each Commander has a unique "Groove" ability. According to the blog post, Ceasar, an armored dog, appears to inspire other soldiers under his command with his howl:
Wow – it’s not every day you see a royal hound with such majesty and grace as Caesar. Some might say he’s truly …inspirational! So it’s no wonder then that Caesar’s Groove ‘Inspire‘ motivates all of his fellow surrounding Cherrystone units on the battlefield to have another go, even when their turn is already spent. What a good boy.The game is on track, but the wait is going to be a bit longer. For now, why not check out TechRaptor's hands on gameplay of Wargroove at E3 2018?