The new isometric action-RPG Warhammer: Chaosbane, from Eko Software and Bigben Interactive, will be making its way to PC and consoles on June 4th this year. The game is played in an isometric perspective similar to games such as Diablo and Path of Exile, but in this case set in the Warhammer fantasy universe. The game features 4 playable characters of different races and classes, and has a strong focus on co-op action with the gameplay designed around multiple characters working together to achieve their goal.
Warhammer Fantasy Battle was officially canceled a few years ago but that doesn't seem to have stemmed the tide of Warhammer fantasy products in the media, especially in video game form. Over the past few years, we've seen big releases from many studios, all set in the fantasy world, despite its supposedly defunct status. Warhammer: Chaosbane is the latest licensed Warhammer game and is going to be set during an earlier period of time than most games cover. The story of the game will take players back to the time of the great chaos war, when Magnus the Pious still walked the old world, hundreds of years before the end times which saw the destruction of the fantasy world.
The game has already won awards at Gamescom 2018, including game 'most fun with friends'. With such a strong amount of buzz surrounding the game already, it can be expected to make a big splash when it launches later on this year. The announcement was made via the game's official twitter page, although there no further information on a date for the closed beta from either the developer or the publisher.
Warhammer: Chaosbane is now available for pre-order in three different editions over at the official website, as well as on PSN, The Microsoft Store and Steam. The standard edition will feature the game, access to the beta, an XP boost and a set of 4 legendary helmets for your characters. The Digital Deluxe Edition and Magnus Edition both offer the same things as the standard game along with a gold boost, unique character pets and emotes, and 4-day early access to the game, with the Magnus Edition going one step further by including the season pass.
UPDATE: The beta has now officially been announced to come in two stages starting this coming March, with the second phase happening at some point during April.
You can check out the pre-order trailer below to see if the Warhammer: Chaosbane release is likely to interest you:
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