Slitherine and Games Workshop have announced a new a new 4X turn-based strategy game, Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War. Warhammer 40,000: Gladius incorporates the dark, gothic, far future science-fantasy setting in ways never tried before.
The game will feature a brand new, deep storyline to combine elements of 4X gameplay with a combat-focused system. It will offer the evolution of technology, construction of infrastructures and exploration of an unknown world. Moreover, it will allow the management of military resources, including heroes with special abilities and mighty war machines.
Warhammer 40,000: Gladius has been designed to give four totally different gameplay experiences, depending on which factions players choose. Space Marines, Astra Militarum (aka Imperial Guard), Orks and Necrons each have dramatically different characteristics, both in how they develop and expand and in the way they interact with allies and enemies. As such, Slitherine aims to give the game virtually endless replay value. Players will also have the chance to play out the same experience in totally different ways.
In Warhammer 40,000: Gladius there is also a massive difference between playing solo or in multiplayer. The deep storyline will allow players to explore an entire world and lead the expansion of an empire from the ground up. The discovery of ancient artefacts and the custom-crafted quests will reveal the secrets of the planet.
The real-time multiplayer system will also let players build their own path to victory. Furthermore, it will allow players fighting against live opponents.
Slitherine has also released the announcement trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War, and you can watch it below!