The time has come. The Emperor’s son Horus has turned against his own after being corrupted by the Chaos Gods. An Imperium is in flames – the battle has begun.
There have been plenty of Warhammer 40,000 video games of all types over the years, but none have taken on the immensely popular Horus Heresy setting. All of that is about to change with The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault, set to hit Apple devices this fall.
It’s no secret that The Horus Heresy story is a hit among readers everywhere. Many books in the series have appeared on The New York Times Bestseller List. Whether discovered by wargame fans looking to expand their Warhammer experience or sci-fi buffs looking for their next favorite series, The Horus Heresy is a hit series that keeps people coming back for more. With 29 books out to date, we had no shortage of glorious source material to work through in researching this vast and gritty world.
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA, JULY 18, 2014–Leading mobile game development studio Complex Games Inc., in conjunction with Games Workshop®, the definitive leader in tabletop war games, announces a new mobile title The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe this fast-paced tactical game is the first ever video game to be set in the wildly popular Horus Heresy setting, and will have its initial release on both the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault invites players to choose a side in the intense civil war that erupted amongst the Emperor’s Space Marine Legions in the 30th Millennium. Players will be able to build and customize bases, muster armies, and break their enemies’s strongholds in intense tactical battles.Whether as a Traitor or Loyalist, you can create a Chapter with your friends and challenge your rivals around the world in territorial warfare to dominate and survive.
“We are thrilled to be working with Games Workshop on the first video game set in the Horus Heresy”, says Noah Decter-Jackson, CEO of Complex Games. “We have been dedicated Warhammer 40,000 gamers since we first started playing games, and we are confident that the tactical experience we are bringing to mobile will satisfy what 40K fans have been craving.”
Jon Gillard, Head of Games Workshop Licensing had this to say about the upcoming title:
“The Horus Heresy is an iconic and seminal part of our IP that describes the dark period in the Imperium’s history that ultimately led to the way the Warhamer 40,000 universe looks now. As a setting it has been the basis for numerous New York Times best-selling novels, card games, and more recently some amazing models from our Forge World division. The dark treachery and over the top battles of this epic civil war make it perfect for the game Complex are making and aficionados of our worlds will be very excited about this legendary setting being brought to life as a video game for the first time.”
About Complex Games:
Complex Games is a leading mobile game development studio with a strong expertise in free-to-play game design, with over 12 years of proven experience creating and delivering top-selling, award-winning mobile games for some of the world’s largest game publishers and entertainment brands. Complex Games uses its powerful Multiplex Engine to develop cutting-edge real-time synchronous multiplayer strategy & action games for smartphones and tablets.
About Games Workshop®
Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L) is based in Nottingham, UK. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer® and Warhammer® 40,000® games, miniature soldiers, novels and model kits through more than 400 of its own Hobby centres, the Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Further details on the company can be obtained at www.games-workshop.com
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