Ready for some space marines? Tindalos Interactive, the team behind Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is introducing the Space Marines expansion, and we’ve got brand new screenshots for you to enjoy. These spaceships are bloody mental, featuring cathedrals and whatnot on top of real-life space vehicles. As you can probably tell from the screenshots, the images show off the Dark Angels and the Space Wolves.
The Space Marines expansion features five different Space Marine chapters, including the Dark Angels, the Space Wolves, the Imperial Fists, the Blood Angels and the Ultramarines. Yes, we realise all of those chapters would make great Metal band names.
Here’s some of that sweet backstory for the Dark Angels and the Space Wolves:
“The secretive Dark Angels hold traditions and rituals that date back to the earliest days of the Imperium - they were the first Legion, and one of the most powerful. Every single Dark Angel wishes atonement for a great sin their brothers committed long ago on their homeworld, Caliban. These monastic Space Marines have only a single goal: To eliminate the Fallen Angels, the Dark Angels that have given in to the temptations of Chaos during the Horus Heresy.”
“Space Wolves are savage. They accept who they are, fierce warriors from the land of Fenris, proud of their anti-authoritarian ways. A mutation in their gene-seed makes Space Wolves who bear the "Curse of the Wulfen" transform into wolf-like mutants.
Early Adopters of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada will be treated to the Space Marines expansion for free, as well as the Tau expansion when that releases. This sweet offer only applies to those who purchased the Early Adopter version of the game on Steam, but don’t worry if you haven’t purchased it because it’s still available for the next eleven days. If you pick up each of the expansions as they come out instead of buying the Early Adopter version, you’ll have to spend more money in the long run.