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Warhammer Skulls Fest Returns, With A Ton Of Warhammer Video Game Reveals

Our skull-adorned cup positively overflows

Warhammer Skulls is like a fun little Christmas in the month of May for all people who love plastic army dudes and interactive media. A cavalcade of Warhammer related video games are celebrated, revealed and elaborated on – and 2023 has delivered a positively nutty selection of incredible offerings.

Strap in, friendly fans of the grimdark and fantastical worlds of Warhammer – I cannot overstate how awesome today’s showcase was!

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin:

If you like golden warriors forged from living lightning, you may just get a kick out of the newest RTS offering to grace the Age of Sigmar – with Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin.

With a stonkin’ AAA budget and the power of developer Frontier Developments (Elite Dangerous, Jurassic World Evolution) this game looks absolutely incredible, and offers an amazingly detailed look at both the Stormcast Eternals and the cunning Kruleboyz factions – with both playable in various modes.

The game also includes a single-player campaign co-written by Black Library legend Gav Thorpe (honestly, the man BLEEDS Warhammer) where you step into the golden boots of Sigrun, a commander of the Stormcast Eternals who sets out on a dangerous mission in the savage realm of Ghur.

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If you are keen, head on over to Steam and add Realms of Ruin to your wishlist and register your interest for the Open Beta.

Coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.

Warhammer 40,000: Speed Freeks:

Holy crap, this came out of nowhere and nearly knocked me out of my chair. I absolutely adore Orks and their chaotic love for both destruction and speed – and here is a game that is clearly offering both. Warhammer 40,000: Speed Freeks openly aims to to be the meanest (and greenest) vehicle combat game in history – and the reality is that those titles are both amazing, but frustratingly few in number.

With seven ramshackle vehicles to choose from, you can lean into either being a deadly killer or outright speed machine as you compete to be the baddest vehicular menace alive. Make scrap out of your enemies and blitz through the finish line!

The alpha playtest is accessible right now, and continues to the 8th of June – so make sure you head on over to the Steam page now to register for the alpha and maybe drop a click on the wishlist button.

Coming to PC via Steam.

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2:

Oh boy, we edge ever closer to stepping back into the colossal boots of our good friend Lieutenant Titus – and this amazing new gameplay trailer demonstrates the sheer calculated brutality that is required when dealing with a hissing Tyranid menace.

The amount of action on screen looks incredible, and the clawed nasties that rush to take on Titus are all stunningly hideous to look at – and it looks like they leave a beautiful corpse when he is done with them too.

And just in case you were also hungry for a physical manifestation of our good pal, today has also seen the announcement of a Space Marine 2 packaged board game! Initially coming to Target in the US, they do mention that it will be seen in other areas – so stay tuned for details.

Coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

PowerWash Simulator x Warhammer 40,000:

Hahahahahahahaha. Hahah. Ha.

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What do you even want me to say? This is amazing. Brilliant. Glorious. The trailer tells me nothing, but it says all it needs to say.

PowerWash is stepping into the Warhammer 40k universe. ‘Nuff said.

Coming to all platforms that love to PowerWash.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide – Rejects Unite:

Oh boy – we have finally reached the point where developers Fat Shark are starting to drop the big boy content patches. After a huge scramble to improve the game and please fans – we are now seeing new content leech into the game. And this is a doozy, with a whole new enemy making it’s way to the dark corners of Tertium – The Chaos Spawn.

Covered in all manner of hideous mutations, the Chaos Spawn is the result of chaos worship either going terribly wrong – or terribly right. The same way your parents might have told you to ‘stop pulling that face, or it will get stuck that way’, this is the result of someone worshipping the dark powers of the Warhammer universe with no real concern for their safety – or number of limbs.

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The news is that this content is coming soon, so I better start checking around more and more corners to make sure this goopy bastard doesn’t catch me off guard. Did you see the animation of it tearing an ogryn in half? Holy crap.

Available on PC via Steam and the Windows store.

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader:

Finally, the last big-ticket item in todays showcase is a further in-depth look at the upcoming Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader CRPG by Owlcat Games. This trailer shows a lot more of the combat system – and also reveals the ship to ship combat that is present in the game.

Thrillingly, there is also a healthy dose of information about some of your party members – showing off a range of supporting players that will lend their strength to your cause. The one that has me the most excited is a Space Marine fellow who belongs to my favourite chapter – the Space Wolves. You think Vikings are cool? Well what if they were nine feet tall and encased in a suit of space-armour? It’s a no-brainer as to why this guy is guaranteed a spot on my crew.

For people who are dying to play, the ‘Founders’ Beta’ goes live on the 1st of June

Coming to PC.

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Of course these are the rapid highlights of the event – there are even more neat DLC announcements and even freebies to be had by checking out the full write up on the Warhammer Community website, so make sure you head on over there and don’t miss out.

I am charged up with the amazing Warhammer game content coming out – we’ve had a bit of a dry streak with subpar and downright iffy offerings, but what’s being cranked out of late is genuinely amazing. Did you see our Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun Review? We gave that sucker an 8 out of 10, and rightfully so.

It’s a great time to be a Warhammer fan.

What caught your eye in the Skulls Fest announcements? Any big Warhammer titles you are looking forward to? Let us know in the comments or on our social media!

Written By Ash Wayling

Known throughout the interwebs simply as M0D3Rn, Ash is bad at video games. An old guard gamer who suffers from being generally opinionated, it comes as no surprise that he is both brutally loyal and yet, fiercely whimsical about all things electronic. On occasion will make a youtube video that actually gets views. Follow him on YouTube @Bad at Video Games


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