Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Dark Millennium

No waiting. Watch now!

Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online!

A quick breakdown of what I’ve made out.


  • The Imperium
  • Chaos
  • Orks

Possible Player Characters

Some other things that stick out from the video.

That’s gameplay footage that is! Mmmm gameplay.

There’s something that looks suspiciously like an Eldar Farseer going up against the Chaos Dreadnaut as the music climaxes.

Finally, the means of getting around looks interesting. I saw Space Marine bikes (and of course Chaos bikes), Trukks and Koptas. Flying mounts as well as the purely mundane? Yes please.

The quick run down of things you will not see? Kroot, Tau, Necrons (my favourites), Tyranids and Dark Eldar. Does that mean they aren’t there at all? I couldn’t say. Perhaps they will be NPC factions, perhaps they are for later inclusion or expansions. For all the talk of Warhammer Age of Reckoning needing a third faction, I don’t think a 7+ way war in the 41st Millennium is particularly viable, especially given some of the omnicidal armies.

In conclusion for this first bit, it’s good to be a 40K fan. THQ, having proved themselves more than capable of capturing the feel of the universe in the Dawn Of War series, are bringing us both Dark Millennium and Space Marine. On top of that we have the Ultramarines movie moving forward.

There is only one final thing I need to know from that video…. who do I have to kill to become a Princeps and drive the Titan?


Sareini said...

I can't see it being particularly easy for people to play a 'Nid...

Terry said...

Well, Tyranids wouldn't have any Fed Ex quests.

And they'd be extremely simple to write for. Every quest giver would have the exact same "The Hive demands that you consume everything, then return yourself to the digesting pool."

Ardua said...

That can be cut down even more.

Tyranid Quest Text : NOM

Necron Quest Text : KILL

Eldar Quest Text : 14 pages of nigh perfect prose which boils down to "be a manipulative dick to anyone not from your Craftworld".