Warhammer Skulls Week 2022 – Everything that was revealed!
Skulls for the skull throne, blood for the blood God.
For the sixth year in a row, Games Workshop have dropped a tonne of announcements all at once showcasing all the games that are being developed using the Warhammer IP. I’ll go through them all below, with trailers and videos so that you can check them out for yourself!
Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader
Owlcat Games, the studio behind the excellent Pathfinder games have taken it upon themselves to make a proper RPG set in the 40k universe. Rogue Trader is a RPG in the classic style, with teammates to recruit, turn-based combats, loads of locations to visit and a vast variety of enemies to kill. No release date as of yet, but you can rest assured as soon as more info drops, I’ll be sure to cover it here.
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun
Boltgun is basically Quake and Doom, but in 40k. That’s it. That’s the sales pitch. And, lets be fair, that sounds incredible. It’s due to come to PC and Consoles next year, and when it does you’ll be able to slaughter the legions of Chaos with the fabled Boltgun from the title. I mean, there are other weapons available too, but it’s a Bolter! Gibbing your enemies with it is going to be a delight.
Warhammer 40,000: Warpforge
Warpforge is a new digital card game. Set in the 40k universe and featuring all the major factions, including the Imperium, Chaos, Aeldari, Orks, Tyranids and Necrons, each faction has their own unique single player campaigns to explore. You can also pit your abilities against your friends in competitive game-modes. Expect there to be plenty of deck-building, competitions, and some fast-paced battling.
A free update releasing on June 14, 2022, The Be’lakor update introduces the Daemon’s machinations to the Ubersreik Five’s delves into the Wastes of Chaos. With new levels influenced by the First Deamon spawning new Curses (With really cool looking Purple burning Skulls) and the ability to fight the Shadow Lieutenants for Veteran Boons. This expansion will also add 7 new Weapon traits & 31 new boons to the Chaos Wastes game mode.
New cinematic trailers
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
With the Warhammer 40,000 co-op action game Darktide still a few months away, developers Fatshark have given us a new trailer showcasing some of the vile creatures of Nurgle that you will be going up against in the deep dark of the Tertium Hives. With promises of character customization in the game, we are all looking forward to purging the foul Heretics on its release date of September 13.
Total War: Warhammer 3 – Immortal Empires
A new trailer for Total War: Warhammer 3 – Immortal Empires (Bit of a mouthful, that title) has dropped, showcasing a new, massive campaign with every single faction battling it out for dominion over the world. It’s set to enter open Beta in Q3, 2022. More information about this campaign game-mode is set to be announced June 14. We will make sure to cover this as soon as it drops.
Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef
A new gameplay trailer for the intense, yet orkishly silly 2D shooter “Shootas, Blood and Teef” has shown during Skull week, and they’ve also finally announced a release date for it. October 20, 2022. It’ll be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.
They’ve also released an updated demo onto Steam for people to play and enjoy before the release of the full game.
Blood Bowl 3 – New Beta and Two New Teams Announced
Nacon and Cyanide Studio have announced that a new beta for Blood Bowl 3 is to take place from now until June 12 on Steam.
They’ve also announced that there will be 6 playable factions available in the Beta. The Black Orcs, Imperial Nobility, Elven Union, Dwarfs, Chaos Renegades, and Old World Alliance. The Chaos Renegades and Old World Alliance are brand new to the series, never seen before now. They’re also a little different to the other teams. They’re made up of characters from the other teams. The Old World Alliance, for example, has humans, dwarfs, halflings and even a hulking great big tree man. The idea is to offer players more flexibility, while also offering a little friction between the individual players. (Dwarfs aren’t the biggest fans of humans, for example.)
Unfortunately we didn’t get any new information about the game itself, but what we did get was a little bit more of an insight into the developers themselves, and how they’re striving to create what they consider to be the best 40k game, and why. Lots of beautifully hand-crafted models and battlefields, some interesting tidbits about the devs themselves.
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate Daemonhunters
No news on this, which isn’t super surprising considering it’s been out for all of a month! Complex Games did pop in to show off an accolades trailer for Daemonhunters, however. They’ve also announced the addition of a new weapon of war to the game, the Ward Osseus, a new melee weapon for your Grey Knights to wield in battle.
Warhammer 40k game Inquisitor – Martyr
NeocoreGames announced that their 40k game Inquisitor – Martyr will be getting a shiny new lick of paint in the form of a re-release on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S later this year. The next-gen version will include all 25(!) DLCs and expansions, as well as enhanced features such as 4K support, higher resolution textures, better physics, more destructible environments, cross gen multiplayer and a host of other improvements across the board.
World of Tanks – Warhammer 40,000 Battle Pass
And, finally, last, but by no means least, World of Tanks have announced a 40k themed battle pass, featuring the Ultramarines, Death Guard and Evil Sunz Orks themed weaponry and unlockable rewards.