[prMac.com] Guildford, United Kingdom – Rodeo Games, creators of the Hunters series, and Warhammer Quest, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – Tyranid Invasion 1.0, the first Unreal Engine 4 mobile game for iPhone and iPad devices. The studio’s latest title is the culmination of a two year development collaboration between Rodeo Games, Games Workshop and Epic Games.
This new turn based strategy game gives players their first opportunity to command the most elite force of the Imperium, the Deathwatch Space Marines. Only the very best Space Marines are chosen to serve; in this installment players can use Space Marines from the Ultramarines, Space Wolves and Blood Angels chapters. Players will be fighting to keep the Astolat sector from being consumed by the Tyranid forces, in the game’s 20 hour single player campaign.
Laurent Maguire of Rodeo Games says, “Deathwatch brings a new part of the Warhammer 40,000 universe into the hands of fans. We’ve been working hard creating a huge amount of content and setting the next benchmark for graphics on mobile. We’re looking forward to building on the franchise over the coming years.”
Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop, said “Rodeo is simply a great developer, full of really talented guys, who make wonderful games. After the award winning success of Warhammer Quest, they have now tackled the ultra-elite Space Marines of the Deathwatch, one of the most iconic and exciting areas of Warhammer 40,000. This makes for a powerful combination – a team at the top of their game, using a fantastic IP and top notch technology. The result is a stunning gaming experience. This partnership just keeps getting better!”
Mike Gamble, European Territory Manager at Epic Games, said “It’s been fantastic having a top notch team like Rodeo choose to build Deathwatch using Unreal Engine 4, and bonus – now we all get to play it! We’re proud to support Rodeo and Games Workshop in this highly anticipated release.”
* Turn based strategy
* Play through 40 campaign missions against the Tyranids
* 38 unique Space Marines to join your Deathwatch
* 100s of skills and abilities
* Over 150 Wargear items
The studio announced last year that it would be working again with Games Workshop on its next title, following on from the success of Warhammer Quest. The team have also been working closely with Epic Games, making this one of the first flagship iOS games built using Unreal Engine 4.
About Games Workshop:
Games Workshop(R) Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L) is based in Nottingham, UK. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer(R) and Warhammer(R) 40,000(R) 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.
About Unreal Engine:
Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for bringing high-fidelity experiences to PC, console, mobile, Web and VR. Unreal Engine accelerates the creation of games, applications, simulations, visualizations and cinematic content.
* iPad 4, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5/5C
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 833 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – Tyranid Invasion 1.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. For more information, visit Rodeo Games online.Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – Tyranid Invasion 1.0
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