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We pointed out earlier this year that the next turn-based strategy game Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground is not a card game, a point that we felt was necessary due to a trailer depicting the units as letters. Publisher Focus Home Interactive then explained that “the cards only represent units in the game menu” and that they are not actually part of the game, and in this case, there will be no microtransactions in the game.
Today we delved into the game of Storm Ground and certainly while there are cards depicting units and heroes, the game itself is an isometric strategy based on hexadecimals, with all the complexities you would expect. The video features a small force of Stormcast Eternals facing Nighthaunt's army in a mid-game campaign battle: the player is in a rough state thanks to losses from the previous campaign, but still has some cards to play (so to speak), including number of available upgrades and some potential field advantages.
Once the mission is completed and the Knight of the Shrouds are successfully sent, the video is completed with the Storm Ground reward system, which allows players to access new gear and customization options, as well as deeper dives into the tradition. which sustains the game. it’s Warhammer, after all. Interestingly, removing as much XP as possible in each mission isn't necessarily the best strategy: Storm Ground has a roguelike campaign, and if you die, you'll start all over again. Sometimes it’s better to get the job done and move on with your life.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground will be released on May 27 on Steam and will have full compatibility with the Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch console editions. Learn more at focus-home.com.