Games Workshop and Guildford-based developer Rodeo Games hit us with a press release earlier today announcing Warhammer Quest, a strategy/action RPG title set in the popular fantasy world and based on the original board game of the same name. This one's going to be exclusive to iOS-powered devices for the time being, though the announcement trailer puts it far enough out that more platforms could become a possibility:
Here's the full press release:
Rodeo Games announces Warhammer® Quest™ for iOS The first Warhammer title to come to a mobile games platform.
August. 21st 2012 -- Rodeo Games today announces a partnership with Games Workshop® to bring their classic game of dungeon adventure in the Warhammer world, Warhammer Quest, to iPhone & iPad in 2013.
Warhammer Quest will be a universal app sold exclusively via the Apple App Store. The team at Rodeo Games is working towards a Q2 2013 launch, but will be presenting an early version of the game during Games Workshop’s UK Games Day at the Birmingham NEC on Sunday 23rd September.
The game is being built on the existing Rodeo Games ‘Taurus’ engine that was used in recent release Hunters 2. “By using our existing engine it means we can really focus on developing the parts of Warhammer Quest that made it such a great table-top game; truly unique hero characters and brutal enemies from across all the Warhammer races,” explained Rodeo Games co-founder Laurent Maguire. “The opportunity to work with Games Workshop was such an exciting prospect; we are thrilled to have been entrusted with this facet of the Warhammer licence.”
“All our passion is being channelled into this game, which I'm sure fans will recognise and respond to!” said Rodeo Games Creative Director, Ben Murch.
'The guys at Rodeo are not only extremely talented developers with a great track record of successful iOS games in their Hunters franchise, but are also huge Warhammer fans,' said Jon Gillard, Games Workshop's Head of Licensing. 'This powerful combination is creating a fantastic translation of this beloved game, as well as making it thoroughly enjoyable working with them.'
About Warhammer Quest Warhammer Quest is the game of adventure set in the Warhammer World. You take control of a party of four questing warriors in search of immeasurable power and riches. Your adventures will take you deep into the dungeons and under-lairs of the Old World, fighting foul creatures as you explore hidden tunnels in the hope of finding lost treasure, hoards of gold and lasting fame.
About Rodeo Games Rodeo Games is an independent studio based in Guildford, UK. The team has been developing turn-based strategy games on iOS for the past 2 years. Warhammer Quest will be the team's third title following on from the success of Hunters: Episode One (2011) and Hunters 2 (2012).
About Games Workshop Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L) is based in Nottingham, UK. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer® and Warhammer® 40,000® games, miniature soldiers, novels and model kits through more than 380 of its own Hobby centres, the Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Further details on the company can be obtained at www.games-workshop.com