Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade
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|Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade|
|Publisher(s)||Bandai Namco Entertainment|
|Engine||Unreal Engine 4|
|Release date(s)||September 23, 2016|
|Genre(s)||Massively multiplayer online third-person shooter|
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is a science fiction massively multiplayer online third-person shooter video game based on Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 setting. The game was released on September 23, 2016 for Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux, and will release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in late-2016.
Races and factions
The game features several races for players to choose from. Each race has its own variety of classes that are unique and recognizable to fans of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. In addition, all factions have "hero-classes" that are playable but cost in-game resources to use. The playable races include: Orks, Space Marines, Eldar, and Chaos Space Marines. The Tyranids are present in game as NPCs, and will act as a balancing force against all factions but mostly concentrate on the race with the most captured land, as well as being the primary enemies in the game's procedurally-created dungeons "Under worlds" and survival "Hives" game modes to provide a Player Versus Environment experience. It is likely that some of the Tyranids will appear as bosses.The various other races from the universe, such as the Tau and Dark Eldar, will be added "over the game's lifetime", according to the developers.
Behaviour Interactive launched the founder program for Eternal Crusade on June 25, 2014. Similar to a pre-order program, people can buy packs before the game release, allowing them to get the full game key, and several bonuses, like in-game currency, unique items, etc.
The development team has released the closed Alpha on September 14, 2015 to its founders. The objective of the closed Alpha is to test the shooter part of the game, before releasing all the persistence and progression features.
During the current closed Alpha period, the game is only available on Microsoft Windows platforms. The game will be available via Steam. Paying players who purchase a copy of the full game will be able to play as all classes from all factions. Players will be able to buy specific factions from a game store that will sell faction appropriate cosmetic items, operating via a microtransaction service. In the early development phase in 2013, there has also been mention of the possibility of playing a free-to-play Ork Boy.
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