Just when you thought there were no more licensing opportunities left for Warhammer 40,000, Games Workshop went and found another.
The tabletop giant has signed a deal with HeroCraft to develop a card battling game based on the IP that will be free-to-play. It's due for release on PC, iOS and Android in 2014.
HeroCraft have presented us with a unique and exciting vision for a game based on this most evocative and barbaric chapter of Space Marines – the Space Wolves,” Games Workshop's head of licensing Jon Gillard stated.
Given that, their clear passion for the IP, and their experience in the market, we are only too happy to be working with them on this project.”
HeroCraft's sales and marketing director Alexey Sazono added: We are all very excited to work with Games Workshop on this project, particularly our development team, who are not only games industry veterans but also Warhammer 40,000 fans who know the series well.
As a gamer myself, I'm also excited about the mix of tactical turn based play using my own deck of cards to lead my Space Wolves to victory – I can't wait to play it.”
Games Workshop had as of March signed seven video games licensing deals in the preceding nine months, telling MCV that more were on the way.