Let’s cut to the chase shall we? The first gameplay trailer released for the upcoming tactical card game Warhammer 40k: Space Wolf does the game little favors in the graphical “wow” department.

This was to be expected given we knew the game would launch as both a mobile and PC title. Plus, this is a game of tactics, and as we’ve experienced with games like Frozen Synapse or Card Hunter, simplified visuals don’t always hinder great turn-based experiences. But given Games Workshop’s recent track record for free-to-play games, its understandably why someone wouldn’t be optimistic about Space Wolf.

Before we jump to any conclusions, let’s hear out Space Wolf. The game promises viewers that, “Space Wolf will blend the grim, dark Warhammer 40,000 universe, collectable cards and turn-based tactical combat and will be free to play”. Just don’t mind the Christopher Nolan sounding backtrack, its entirely possible Space Wolf might offer something new in the sea of trading card games out there. If we’re lucky, it might not have a play-to-win cash shop like Wrath of Heroes. Let’s just hope the developer, Herocraft, can make something better than their last release.

The game is expected to be out in the first half of the year in 2014 on iOS, Android, PC and other platforms.

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  1. GEUY on December 2, 2013


  2. hovsep on December 2, 2013

    wow xcom clone

  3. Anal on November 30, 2013


  4. Phaedros on November 30, 2013

    I remember playing Squad Command on the PSP, this should be pretty good, glad they’re giving it some flavor with the Wolves of Fenris. Hopefully I’ll be able to collect/play Chaos in multi-player though. 😉

    • Curst on December 1, 2013

      Currently they plan to implement Space Marines (Space Wolves), Chaos Space Marines (Word Bearers as far as I remember) and Necrons (unknow). All three are going to be playable. It is possible that there will be more factions later on.

  5. Pewdiepie on November 30, 2013

    So this is what they have done with the canceled “Dark Millenium online” ?

    • Jendzejec on November 30, 2013

      No, they are still coming out with a 40k online game called warhammer 40k eternal crusades

  6. Flevalt on November 30, 2013

    Why not just make it a board game like irl?

    • Pewdiepie on November 30, 2013

      Yeah i dont get that too, why they not turn the table top into a game like Blood Bowl…

  7. Okofire on November 30, 2013

    That wont work i give it about 6-12 months till shutdown.

  8. Baloo on November 30, 2013

    so much hype lol!!

  9. chefmadness on November 29, 2013

    Mounted ! XD! Mehh PC card games are a boar. Table top MTG is way better.

  10. TheNeon on November 29, 2013