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Niche Spotlight – Warborn

Warborn

Today’s Spotlight is Warborn, a turn-based tactics game by Raredrop Games and PQube Limited.

Inspired by anime and cartoons from the ’90s, Warborn is a turn-based tactics game that tells the story of four factions battling for supremacy over the Auros System using mecha called Variable Armours.

The game features four playable commanders; each of which represents a different faction, and pilot’s custom prototype mech. The campaign features over 40 missions, along with skirmish and multiplayer modes. Warborn also features a built-in map editor.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Warborn is available on Windows PC, Mac (both via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $24.99.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:


RISE UP

Rise up and deploy for battle in the Variable Armour, a technologically advanced suit of war. As the political climate between factions is thrown out of balance and the solar system is engulfed in conflict, lead your strike force of deadly mecha towards victory in turn-based tactical combat.

COMMAND

Choose from four commanders, each representing a different faction and bringing with them their own unique power, traits and play style. Think tactically as you move your units, clash with rival mecha, and watch the outcome in dramatic battle sequences inspired by 90s Japanese animation.

DEPLOY

Call in reinforcements from orbit by picking from a range of mass-produced units with differing combat roles. Assemble a force to lead into battle and strike fear into the enemy with imposing second-generation Variable Armours, piloted exclusively by your commander.

ADVANCE

Push forward and secure your supremacy on a battlefield of hexagonal area tiles. Use a variety of terrain types to take cover or undermine the enemy, and capture structures to gain additional resources or deployment sites.

BATTLE

Inflict status effects, plant traps, support allies. Each type of Variable Armour is armed with its own specialist equipment and unique skills, allowing you to engage the enemy with a variety of tactical options.

GAME MODES

CAMPAIGN
WARBORN takes place in the Auros System, during a time of war and political uncertainty. While inter-faction disputes erupt, see the war unfold from the eyes of four different commanders across a story-driven campaign featuring over 40 missions.

SKIRMISH & MULTIPLAYER
Configure your own match parameters and develop new tactics by competing against AI in Skirmish mode, or take the battle online to outwit rival commanders across the world in tense one-on-one matches.

MAP EDITOR
Feeling creative? Make your own custom maps using the built-in Map Editor. Take your custom maps into Skirmish mode to try against the computer, or play them online with friends.


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