MONDAY JANUARY 4TH 2016, LYMM, CHESHIRE, UK: A new Horus Heresy digital game will be released next month, courtesy of indie publisher Nomad Games. Talisman: The Horus Heresy is a board game based on the Talisman rule system and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, in the cataclysmic events of the Horus Heresy.
Best known for its digital version of the classic Games Workshop board game Talisman, Nomad Games will release Talisman: The Horus Heresy on PC and Mac at the end of February 2016, with pre-orders available from the end of January.
The game will also be released on mobile formats in the Spring.
The new combative team play will appeal to fans of Talisman and the Horus Heresy alike. It’s a unique adaptation of Talisman that has been tailored specifically for digital platforms.
Up to four players will be able to take control of one or more of the galaxy’s greatest heroes or most notorious villains. Taking the side of either traitor or loyalist, these Warlords will form vast companies of Space Marines, battalions of tanks and battle fleets of spacecraft. They are the most powerful beings in the galaxy and their followers are legion.
In the original Talisman board game, the player takes the role of a single adventurer travelling through a magical kingdom. With Talisman: The Horus Heresy the player experience is scaled up exponentially, exploring not a kingdom but a whole galaxy in the 31st Millennium.
No longer will you be fighting for the Crown of Command, but for the very future of humanity…
“We’re incredibly excited to finally announce the upcoming release of Talisman: The Horus Heresy; it’s been tough keeping this project under wraps until now,” said Nomad Games’ MD Don Whiteford.
“This game offers a fantastic introduction to the Horus Heresy universe, providing gamers with an insight into all the characters, weapons and battles.
“For those new to the world, Talisman: The Horus Heresy is an entry point into this exciting universe, but we’re confident that the depth of the game we’ve created will also appeal hugely to the legions of Horus Heresy fans across the globe.”
“Nomad Games has done a wonderful job with their adaptation of the Talisman board game, and now this use of the game’s proven and well loved mechanics with the wildly successful Horus Heresy setting takes it to a whole new level. Talisman + Horus Heresy - what’s not to like?” said Jon Gillard Games Workshop’s Head of Licensing.
Talisman: The Horus Heresy was unveiled at Games Workshop’s 40th Birthday Party event, at the weekend.
The game will be available to pre-order on January 26th, with the release scheduled for the end of February.
Find out more at http://nomadgames.co.uk/talismanheresy
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Horus Heresy
The Horus Heresy is the cataclysmic civil war which engulfed the Imperium of Man when the Primarch Horus turned against the Emperor of Mankind, taking place ten Millennia before the events of Warhammer 40,000. It is a time in which mighty heroes battle for the right to rule the galaxy, Legions of Space Marines clash with their former comrades as brother turns on brother, and the dark gods of Chaos seek to claim all. Both the story of the origins of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and that of one of its most devastating conflicts, The Horus Heresy has generated a New York Times bestselling novel series, miniatures, board games, and video games.
About Nomad Games
Nomad Games is an independent video games developer and publisher based in Lymm, Cheshire. It was formed in 2011 by a small team of veteran digital developers, with over 20 years of experience. The company has evolved from the team’s passion for digital gaming on PCs and mobile devices, and is expanding its business to offer publishing services to niche developers and license holders of table top games. The company is best known for its digital version of the classic Games Workshop board game Talisman, which has sold over a million units on PC, Mac, Android and iOS formats.
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. More information about Games Workshop can be found at www.games-workshop.com and further details about all of Games Workshop's licensees and their products are at licensing.games-workshop.com.
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