Today, GOG marked the start of their Warhammer Week with Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' re-release, which also comes with the Battle March expansion.
A Real-Time Strategy (RTS) title, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos (-10% off) features players taking control of Chaos, Empire, Skaven, and High Elf armies, with the expansion also adding Dark Elves and Orcs & Goblins. Players can customize their units with body part swaps, weapon and armor enhancements, and paint and customize banners. Heroes and Champion units will be able to learn new tactics, command larger-than-normal units, unlock new abilities, and challenge each other to fight to the death, because Warhammer, amirite?
And because the plot description is cool and very grim-dark, I'm going to plop this in verbatim:
Suffused with corrupting magical energy, torn apart by battle and doomed to an eternity of war, the Warhammer world teeters upon the brink of utter annihilation. It is a grim, unforgiving world where every creature must strive for survival. It is a world where magic and superstition blot out all hope of a better future, where peace and enlightenment are not even distant dreams. Wars are fought with faith as much as steel, as bloodthirsty gods hunger for souls, while the lives of mortals are but brief flickers of light against an everlasting inferno of slaughter. It is a dark age, a bloody age, where the mighty rule and destroy the weak. It is an age for conquerors, sorcerers and heroes.
While it doesn't sound like a peaceful tourist destination, it does sound like a really swell place to wage war in, especially when players can watch thousands of characters fighting on their screen in graphics that looked rather good back in 2006.
Other games included in the sale include Mordheim: City of the Damned (-66% off), Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior (-40% off), Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate (-74% off), Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (-50% off) and Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War (-75% off) among the varied list of titles and DLC that is available during the sale. Even if most of them are in the magic-less far future of 40k with extra levels of grimdark.
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What do you think of this news? Are there any Warhammer games that you're planning on picking up? Have you ever played Warhammer: Mark of Chaos? Let us know in the comments!