Mechanicus: hey, I remember these guys in tabletop form
Although my Warhammer 40K tabletop experience has slowed to “infrequent” status this past year, I’ve played hundreds of hours of it in my lifetime, to the point where I can instantly recognize any unit that pops up in a game.
I had that feeling with Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (as you can see in the key art above, the Imperium will be doing battle with the Necrons: which are basically the Terminators of the 40K universe.), which is now slated for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch releases “early next year.” This isn’t a new game, mind:Mechanicus has been out for some time on PC (since last November), and was positively received by the community.
As a turn-based strategy game (true to form for the source) where you take control of the advancedAdeptus Mechanicus faction, it’s your job to snatch up ancient tech to boost your own cause. Note that the console edition will be sporting more difficulty settings, including XCOMstaples permadeath and an Iron Man mode. The teaser trailer below does a decent job of setting up the whole “grimdark” theme that Warhammer 40K excels at, but not much in terms of gameplay.
That’s why I also embedded the launcher trailer!