There are a lot of Warhammer 40,000 games, many of varying quality. Battlefleet Gothic: Armada was one of the better strategy games, and this morning there’s a few minutes to enjoy from the sequel.
Due out on January 24 next year, BGA 2 builds on the space tactics formula from the original and broadens it a tad, offering three singleplayer campaigns (Necrons, Imperium and Tyranids) instead of just the one. There’ll be 12 factions at launch as well, while the 13th Black Crusade and Gathering Storm settings will form the narrative backdrop for Tindalos’s RTS.
The previous Battlefleet Gothic was fun game about spaceship tactics, dripping with Warhammer lore. It had a ton of escort missions, and the AI was a little janky, but it did a fine job of recreating W40K’s grim world. There’s a few minutes of gameplay from the sequel below, and you can get some glimpses of the new UI and what to expect.
The cinematics were neat in BGA, so fingers crossed the sequel does a good job of those. Speaking of the original, it’s on sale for $10 right now. It’s worth persevering through, provided you’re a fan of the genre.