Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is the latest turn-based title to be published by Slitherine, and is being developed by Black Lab Games of Battlestar Galactica Deadlock fame. The game will feature a twenty missions single-player campaign that "explores the aftermath of the Devastation of Baal." Players will help Sergeant Carleon and his allies purge the Tyranid Infestation on Baal Secundus as part of the Blood Angels. There's also a skirmish mode where players can either select the Blood Angels or Tyranids, with the army list completely customizable by picking units, heroes, and different loadouts.
There are over 60 abilities and 50 weapons that can be used in Battlesector, and units such as the Sanguinary Priest, the Librarian Dreadnought, and the Hive Tyrant can be utilized to destroy the enemy. Check out the trailer below:
There's a interesting Momentum system that can result in a Surged unit. Units that Surge are able to use the opportunity to either complete multiple superhuman chains of actions or to further upgrade their own abilities.
Players can use Command Points to call in faction-specific air support abilities. For the Blood Angels this means that the Stormhaven can destroy the xenos in a missile barrage, or send in a unit of veteran Assault Marines behind enemy lines. For the Tyranids, the Tyranid Harpy can help obliterate enemy defenses by using Sonic Screech or litter the battlefield with deadly Spore Mines.
For those that have seen all this and desperately wish for a multiplayer mode, consider your wish granted. There will be live and asynchronous multiplayer along with hotseat modes available. The game is available on Steam to wishlist and there's also a beta test application available, so be sure to check that out as well.
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector will be released on Steam in May 2021.
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