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New Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus Trailer Focuses on Exploration

Bulwark Studios and Kasedo Games have released a new trailer focusing on how exploration works in the upcoming 40k XCOM-like, Mechanicus.

Players will lead a band of fully customizable Tech-Priests and their cohorts into missions exploring ancient Necron tombs. Upon choosing a mission from your hub, you’ll get a chance to select your troops and explore the Necron tombs via a holographic interface.

Rooms can contain traps, encounters where you have to make difficult decisions before proceeding, or turn-based tactical battles. Throughout the course of the game you’ll encounter Necron glyphs, and will gradually decipher the language to gain buffs (or trigger traps) during specific encounters.

Missions also have a time element, as the longer you spend in a tomb, the more Necrons will begin to awaken to your presence. You can check out the trailer above.

Here’s a rundown of the game:


Take control of one of the most technologically advanced armies in the Imperium – The Adeptus Mechanicus. As Magos Dominus Faustinius, you’ll lead the expedition on the newly rediscovered Necron planet of Silva Tenebris. Customize your team, manage resources, discover long-forgotten tech, and control your Tech-Priests’ every move.

Your every decision will shape the missions ahead and ultimately decide the fate of the troops under your command in over 50 hand-crafted missions. Choose your path carefully – the Imperium depends on it.

Key Features:

  • Augment – Flesh is weak! Upgrade your Tech-Priests with weapons, support items, Servo-Skulls and other mechanical augments as you assemble your cohort. Customize your team’s disciplines, choosing from multiple character classes to create a squad for every playstyle.
  • Unique Tactical Combat – Engage in immersively strategic combat that will test your mettle under the extreme pressure of the xenos ambush. Access your most powerful weapons and abilities by using Cognition Points and advance on your enemy without pause. Fear not, the Omnissiah favours the brave.
  • The Library of Immersion – A compelling story written by Black Library author, Ben Counter, specifically crafted to fit the unique personality of the Adeptus Mechanicus faction, with each character having their own personalities and agendas. Feel the tension and admire the devotion with unique visual effects and breathtaking audio.
  • Difficult Decisions – Make tough decisions that will forge the future from your Ark Mechanicus, The Caestus Metalican, and send you towards alternate endings for a truly unique playthrough. Be warned, however, the more you explore each tomb, the greater the rewards but also greater the threat.
  • Canticles of the Omnissiah – Collect in-game achievements and be rewarded with strong abilities that can be used once per mission to aid you in the heat of battle.

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus will be available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux (via Steam) on November 15th.

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