One of a trio of upcoming titles set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe Armageddon is a much anticipated return to turn based combat. While titles used to be relatively common within the genre, with XCOM clone Chaos Gate among others, the success of Dawn of War made RTS releases more commonplace. How well Slitherine handles Armageddon and its success could see a true return to the genre with full armies, and today we've been given our first glimpse of the game.
Uploaded onto Talk Wargaming, a photograph of a screen displaying an ongoing battle within the game was among two images taken from Games Day, a major convention for the hobby. Within it was featured two of the Imperium's forces, the Blood Angels space marines and Imperial Guard, facing off against hordes of orks:
There's little to really be said about the image beyond what is on the screen. The lack of any HUD can likely be put down to development or it just being a promotional piece, but it looks like the game is moving in the right direction. Featuring both a fairly obvious movement grid despite a lack of outlines and a style reminiscent of older titles. Let's just hope the end result is more Final Liberation and less Rites of War.
Armageddon is slated for release in early 2014.