Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment. That is a horrible thing to say, but it's also on the Lexicanum, meaning we must abide by it as if the Emperor himself had spoken them.
The latest announcement to start us on that painful road is Kasedo Games' reveal of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus, a strategy game solely centered around the machine-focused Adeptus Mechanicus, also known as the Cult of the Machine. A turn-based tactical game, Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus will launch on PC, Mac, and Linux later this year.
The game storyline was written by Black Library author Ben Counter, and it revolves around a quest to salvage ancient technologies from the "mysterious" tombs of the planet Silva Tenebris. As Magos Dominus Faustinius of Mars, the player will have access to priests and troops alongside an array of Adeptus Mechanicus forces.
The dynamic campaign promises that "your every decision will shape the missions ahead and have far-reaching consequences for you and your team", and the game will feature an upgrade system where you can replace your troops human limbs with bionics and mechadendrites augments, providing mechanical and tactical advantages.
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Alongside the announcement, Kasedo Games released a trailer in the form of the recording of a deceased Tech-Priest, Magos Dominus Reditus. In the footage below, the guy displays his "contempt for the weakness of human flesh", as well as his "never-ending service to the Machine God".
Hope and disappointment are subjects Warhammer 40K fans are extremely familiar with, but lets hope the Emperor saves us from the later this time around. There is only the Emperor, and he is our shield and protector.
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus is scheduled for a late 2018 release on PC, Mac, and Linux.