Carbon Studio working on a brand new VR game based on the Warhammer franchise — Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall.
Tempestfall is one of the newer eras in the Warhammer series, where the clink of metal “Warhammer 40,000” is replaced by a more supernatural slant. Players will assume the role of a magic wielding warrior, Lord of Arcana, and fight with the ghostly night hunter in the Kingdom of Shiis in the combat group known as the Eternals Stormcast. Expect first-person battle with a creepy demonic opponents, controlled by the weapon system based on gestures, which may be familiar to players of the older games Carbon.
Carbon, exclusive game developer for virtual reality, best known for his magical fantasy series The Wizards. In two major games, including The Wizards: Dark Times this year, players use a mystical shields and throw fireballs or ice arrows, making certain gestures using the controllers. Obviously, Carbon Games Workshop and considered it a suitable option for Tempestfall.
“Using spells with specific hand movements were natural, and we are pleased to announce that they will return to Tempestfall, although in a slightly different form,” said Peter Gala of Carbon. “This time we will own a very powerful weapon, blessed by Sigmar”.
One such weapons is the Blade of the Storm, a mighty sword, which becomes even more deadly thanks to the gestures. Gala explains that the players can send the sword forward to rush forward, breaking through multiple enemies. Or you can send a shock wave of the electric arc.
Tempestfall will also be based on other elements presented in Dark Times. For example, the game offers a full single-player campaign, divided into two “big and different” region. You will face problems during the passage, including using superhuman strength to overcome a giant metal gate. Along the way you will also find artifacts and relics that you can use to upgrade your weapons and abilities.
Carbon plans to release the game on platforms Oculus Quest and PC VR in 2021. Of course, Tempestfall is not the only game Warhammer VR on the way right now; next month will launch Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister on a Quest. This first-person shooter, action which takes place in the most recognizable of the universe series.
“I think it’s fantastic that the Age of Sigmar, Warhammer, and Warhammer 40,000 is finally coming to VR,” said Gala. “These universes are incredibly rich history, diverse factions, incredible characters and details that make it all more believable. That fantasy is the maximum power, and we can put it in virtual reality, which is very exciting!”