We’re getting a look at a new Horus Heresy turn-based strategy video game. Come find out the latest on the Betrayal At Calth.
The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth is a new turn-based strategy video game that will be available in both VR and non-VR. For now there is no release date, but it is open for early access on Steam.
What’s early access? Well, let’s find out and take a look at what Steam had to say about the new game.
This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development.
The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth is a game of turn-based skirmishes between the genetically altered warriors of the 31st Millennium, The Adeptus Astartes. In the campaign, players control units of Space Marine Legionnaires, guiding them through the underground arcologies of Calth. Fight alongside units of Ultramarines ranging from basic Legionnaires, Veterans, and Sergeants, to elite units of Terminators, and the most venerable Contemptor Dreadnought. Dispatch the foul heretics of the Word Bearers using a mighty arsenal, from the ranged accuracy of Bolters, Plasma Guns, Flamers, and Rocket Launchers, to the close combat might of Chainswords, Power Fists, and Lightning Claws.
The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth also includes several Multiplayer maps allowing players to fight as Ultramarines or Word Bearers in either objective based missions or deathmatch. Bring the full arsenal of your chosen Legion to bear against friends with private matches or against opponents across the world with built in matchmaking. Multiplayer mode is available to both PC and VR players, allowing both formats to play against one another.
- Original Horus Heresy Narrative: Set in the 31st Millennium on the planet of Calth, Magos Ohmnal Sarc commands a unit of Ultramarines. When he discovers corrupted data in the data stream, Sarc is confronted with a faction of aggressive Word Bearers and a devastating plot of corruption within the Imperium that introduces untold threats and schemes against the Emperor. The original story was written by Black Library author Rob Sanders.
- A Living Battlefield: While players decide on their next action or wait on their opponent, the world around them continues to animate and fight.
- Multiplayer Skirmish Mode: Players can choose between the Ultramarines and Word Bearers factions. Units include Legionaries, Veteran Legionaries, Sergeants and a cast of characters armed with everything from bolters to melta guns to assault cannons. More character classes will be added up until the final game release.
- Cross-Platform Multiplayer Matchmaking: Play on either gaming PC, HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. As a turn-based game, PC verses VR provides no gameplay advantages, only differing user experiences of the world.
Play In VR
- VR Mode: The “human-scale” view of Space Marine combat gives the player the feeling of being on the battlefield in a world first VR game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
Coming During Early Access
- Single-Player Campaign: 24 combat scenarios exploring the conflict between two factions of Space Marines, divided into 5 Acts. The story progresses linearly and each level presents unique challenges intertwined with the drama of the narrative.
- More Unit Types: Terminators, Dreadnoughts and new unit abilities.
- Single Player Skirmish verse AI: Skirmish against the AI on multi-player maps.
- More Multiplayer Maps: As each new story act is released new multi-player maps will be released as well.
- Legionaire Customization: Customize your Ultramarines and Word Bearers with armor and equipment swaps.
- Maybe a few surprises!
The new Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth really looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. This is the first time we’re seeing a virtual reality Warhammer game, and it’s going to give a virtual experience from the eyes of a Space Marine. The turn-based strategy video game features both a campaign mode and multiplayer skirmish mode. Early access will feature 24 scenarios in the single-player campaign, more unit types, single player skirmish vs AI on multiplayer maps, more multiplayer maps, and a new way to customize your Ultramarines or Word Bearers with armor and equipment swaps.
All in all the Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun, and we can’t wait to find out more.
What are your thoughts on the new game? Are you looking forward to getting a VR experience from a Space Marine’s eyes? Let us know your thoughts and if you’ll be participating in the early access in the comments below.