Battlefleet Gothic: Armada trailer reveals the Orks and an April launch date


I like what I've seen of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada so far, but the new “Orks” trailer is far and away my favorite. The previous teasers, for the Chaos and Imperium fleets, featured ominous, orchestral music, and urgent narration espousing their star-smashing might. The Ork trailer, on the other hand, is pretty much all WAAAGH!

The Ork approach to capital ship combat is quite a bit different from everyone else's. They like to get up close and personal, and literally smash everything they see. “This faction will turn your Battlefleet Gothic: Armada experience upside-down, with a totally different, more brutal style of gameplay,” Tindalos Interactive Creative Director Romain Clavier said. The Ork faction will be added to the ongoing beta test "in the coming days."

Clavier also revealed that, because “the beta has been incredibly helpful in spotting relevant demands from the community,” Battlefleet Gothic: Armada has been pushed back slightly, from its planned release this month to April 21. He also said that another new faction is in the works and will be announced soon; that faction, like the Space Marines, will be free for anyone who preorders the game or purchases it within the first two months of release.

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.