Battlefleet Gothic: Armada trailer finally shows off some gameplay

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We haven't seen much from the upcoming Warhammer 40,000-based RTS Battlefleet Gothic: Armada since it was announced back in January: Just some screens and a teaser that, while nice enough, wasn't particularly informative. But now we can finally see the thing in action thanks to the debut gameplay trailer that was released today, and I have to say, it looks pretty good.

I think we're all mature enough to admit that it also looks a little ridiculous. I mean, who builds ships like these? It's like medieval Düsseldorf floating around in space. But they are awfully pretty, aren't they?

More importantly (maybe), the trailer suggests that there will be a good degree of depth to the simulation as well. The Imperium and Chaos ships and fleets each have their own strengths, weaknesses and unique abilities, and the game will feature multiplayer combat and a full single-player campaign against Abaddon the Despoiler.

An alpha-state gameplay trailer is a long way from actual hands-on gameplay, but so far I like what I see. Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is currently slated to come out sometime in 2016.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.