So another Warhammer 40,000 game is in production. This time it’s 40k Chess. To be honest I have no feelings one way or the other on how good or not it will be. Or even how advisable it is to make a 40k version of the original strategy game when Games Workshop spend a lot of energy telling everyone theirs is the best. However the teaser and the animations look epic so for now I don’t really care.
And pay special attention to the bolters and heavy bolters when they fire. Because you can actually see the contrail of the bolt round’s rocket igniting. Which is pretty badass.
I love the Halo games. Even Halo 2 which was pretty weak compared to its siblings. Even the huge graphics boost the second game got over its older brother couldn’t hide the fact that the game felt rushed and the story a little confused. I’ve played it through many times since it’s release in 2004 and even now, knowing what I know, I’m always left feeling dissatisfied and I rush through it to get it out-of-the-way so I can enjoy Halo 3 and 4.
Halo 2 Anniversary promises not only a complete re-imagining of the cut scenes but a tweak to the story to explain itself a little clearer. Even if the latter turns out to be untrue and it’s still the mess it’s always been, at least it’ll look fricking gorgeous judging by this cinematic trailer.
Okay, it’s not much but this gribbly sod makes it pretty clear that the Tyranids are about to have another reboot. Most Tyranid players will be delighted after the last two codices were pretty sucky. Let’s hope this edition bucks the trend. Having had a couple of Tyranid armies over the years I, for one, would like them to return to their place as the horror movie close combat nightmares rather than an obviously commercially written army list.
The goodies are coming thick and fast today. Below is the first proper Halo: Nightfall trailer ahead of the shows launch in November.
Halo: Nightfall focuses on Jameson Locke, a playable character in Halo 5. In Nightfall, he’s part of a squad investigating a biological weapon that only affects humans. It’s being produced by Ridley Scott, and the president of Scott Free Productions, David Zucker, has previously said that Nightfall “represents an origin story,” where Locke will “go through some profound changes.”