The unique setting for Warhammer Fantasy Battle, the miniatures sport that Video games Workshop was just about based on, will return to passion shops in 2024 as Warhammer: The Outdated World. The announcement of the brand new tabletop sport’s launch window was made Saturday through the Warhammer Day on-line streaming occasion on Twitch.
“We’re are delighted to have the ability to affirm that Warhammer: The Outdated World shall be launched in early 2024,” Video games Workshop wrote in a information launch. “As we get nearer to launch we’ll be revealing extra particulars of this sport of fantasy battles within the World of Legend, and revealing a lot thrilling issues together with miniatures and books.”
The Outdated World is a reference to the Identified World, the first setting for Video games Workshop’s fantasy merchandise just about for the reason that firm’s founding within the 1970s and 1980s. Nevertheless, following the sport’s eighth version (launched in 2010), that world got here to an apocalyptic finish. As a substitute the British writer launched Warhammer: Age of Sigmar in 2015. It shifted the battle to a set of ethereal, everlasting planes of existence and subtly modified the character of the sport itself, that includes a decrease mannequin depend and extra hero characters and huge monsters.
In fact, followers of PC video gaming know The Outdated World’s setting fairly effectively because of the Artistic Meeting. The Complete Battle: Warhammer sequence takes place in the identical fictional place and round roughly the identical time, and has wowed followers throughout three interconnected real-time technique video games since 2016. Builders even labored hand-in-hand with designers at Video games Workshop to create two distinct new factions that had not beforehand appeared on the tabletop. Thus far the Kislev and the Cathay solely exist on digital battlefields — identical with the Chaos Dwarfs, launched earlier this 12 months.
The Outdated World is anticipated to return Video games Workshop’s flagship fantasy product line to its extra conventional medieval setting. Key to that launch would be the Bretonnians, a chivalrous order with knights in shining armor and sorceresses is gossamer robes floating into battle on horseback. Extra factions have but to be introduced, however are anticipated to incorporate elves and different fantasy creatures. Anticipate to study extra Nov. 16-18 when Video games Workshop visits Atlanta for the Grand Narrative occasion and the World Championships of Warhammer.