Rodeo Games, creators of the Hunters series, and Warhammer Quest today releases the first Unreal Engine 4 mobile game. The studio’s latest title Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – Tyranid Invasion is the culmination of a two year development collaboration between Rodeo Games, Games Workshop and Epic Games.
The new turn based strategy game gives players their first opportunity to command the most elite force of the Imperium, the Deathwatch Space Marines. Only the very best Space Marines are chosen to serve, in this instalment players can use Space Marines from the Ultramarines, Space Wolves and Blood Angels chapters.
Players will be fighting to keep the Astolat sector from being consumed by the Tyranid forces, in the game’s 20 hour single player campaign.
Laurent Maguire of Rodeo Games says, “Deathwatch brings a new part of the Warhammer 40,000 universe into the hands of fans. We’ve been working hard creating a huge amount of content and setting the next benchmark for graphics on mobile. We’re looking forward to building on the franchise over the coming years.”
Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop, said “Rodeo is simply a great developer, full of really talented guys, who make wonderful games. After the award winning success of Warhammer Quest, they have now tackled the ultra-elite Space Marines of the Deathwatch, one of the most iconic and exciting areas of Warhammer 40,000. This makes for a powerful combination – a team at the top of their game, using a fantastic IP and top notch technology. The result is a stunning gaming experience. This partnership just keeps getting better!”
Mike Gamble, European Territory Manager at Epic Games, said “It’s been fantastic having a top notch team like Rodeo choose to build Deathwatch using Unreal Engine 4, and bonus – now we all get to play it! We’re proud to support Rodeo and Games Workshop in this highly anticipated release.”
The studio announced last year that it would be working again with Games Workshop on its next title, following on from the success of Warhammer Quest. The team have also been working closely with Epic Games, making this one of the first flagship iOS games built using Unreal Engine 4.
● Turn based strategy
● Play through 40 campaign missions against the Tyranids.
● 38 unique Space Marines to join your Deathwatch.
● 100s of skills and abilities
● Over 150 Wargear items
● Deathwatch requires devices to be running iOS 8.0 or above.
● The minimum specifications for Deathwatch are: iPad 4, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5/5C.