Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade stomps on to Google Play today (Video)

Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade, the visceral and explosive action shooter set in Games Workshop’s dark far future universe, launches on Google Play today, developer Pixel Toys announced.

Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade puts players in command of an Imperial Knight, a colossal armoured war machine, to engage in large-scale, close-up combat complete with dramatic environmental destruction. In control of this unstoppable war machine, players use cannons, missiles and thermal blasts to obliterate foes as environments crumble to dust around them.

“This release of Freeblade raises the bar once again, delivering the most advanced version to date – we’re proud to be bringing Freeblade to Google Play.” commented Andy Wafer, co-founder of Pixel Toys.

ABOUT WARHAMMER 40,000: FREEBLADE

An incredible action combat experience set in Game Workshop’s dark 40k universe, Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade is one of the most comprehensive and content-rich shooters available for mobile and tablet. Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade delivers an exclusive in being the first Warhammer game to give players command of an Imperial Knight, a colossal armoured war mech, to engage in large-scale, close-up combat complete with dramatic environmental destruction.

With an intense 170-mission single player campaign and additional procedurally-generated Patrol missions, players can engage in dramatic, explosive heavy weapon combat with classic 40K enemy forces, played out in authentic, recognisable environments from Warhammer 40,000’s dark far-future universe.

In control of this unstoppable war machine, players use cannons, missiles and thermal blasts to obliterate foes as environments crumble to dust around them. Equipped with a mighty Chainsword, players will feel the weight of the Freeblade Knight’s every swing as they execute Orks, mechanised horrors and gargantuan beasts with brutal strikes in epic battles.

Control of the Knight’s weaponry is intuitive and brings intense destruction as the immense 50-foot mech advances through war-torn cities and landscape. Delivering visceral combat with precision targeting, players take aim and fire standard, heavy and special weaponry through use of single-tap, double-tap and multi-tap gestures.

In addition to the Campaign at the heart of the game, players can also complete in Daily Challenges and weekly Events against other players to achieve high scores and win legendary weapons, armour and equipment for their Knight.

Perfect for Warhammer fans, Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade also offers a richly detailed customisation system – players can make use of Games Workshop replicated paints and adornments to personalise their Knight. An extensive crafting system enables players to forge and equip powerful weapons including the Avenger Gatling Cannon and the Melta Gun to purge Ork scum and Chaos heretics alike.

Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade’s development has been supported by GamesLab West Midlands, a programme of investment designed to aid and sustain the growth of the region’s burgeoning games’ industry, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, and led by Creative England.