January 21, 2015 by dracs
The Horus Heresy is, without a doubt, the defining moment of the Warhammer 40,000 mythos. Now this iconic time in 40k history has come to our mobiles with the launch of the mobile app game The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault!
Developed by Complex Games, Horus Heresy: Drop Assault is the first video game set in this period of time. Players become Captains of their own legion of Space Marines, choosing whether to side with Horus’ traitor legions or the Emperor’s loyal followers.
Players will have the choice between established Space Marine chapters, such as the Death Guard or Sons of Horus, each with their own unique bonus, or they will be able to create their own chapter and challenge other 40k fans all over the world to a Live Skirmish, engaging in a grid based tactical combat system.
To my eye it seems that Complex Games have done a good job in capturing the look and feel of The Horus Heresy. A lot of Forge World’s Horus Heresy era creations can be seen in this game, from jet bikes to contemptor pattern dreadnoughts.
There is even the prospect of having Titans appear, not something I would have expected to see.
From what I have seen, I think that this game promises to bring the scope and scale of The Horus Heresy to mobile gaming. The visuals are nice, while the gameplay should allow for some simple, tactical gaming. Hopefully we will hear more as people start to give it a go.
Have you downloaded The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault? What do you think of this latest Warhammer 40,000 video game?
"This game promises to bring the scope and scale of The Horus Heresy to mobile gaming"