The curtain has been lifted on Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin, a new real-time strategy game inspired by Games Workshop’s popular tabletop game. Revealed through an atmospheric trailer, the game presents a universe where players are destined to bring order to the savage Realm of Beasts, embodying the celestial champions of the Stormcast Eternals, as they wage an eternal war.
The trailer’s dramatic narration immerses viewers in the brutal and relentless cycle of the game’s protagonist, a fallen and reforged warrior fighting an unending war in the name of Sigmar. The narrative hints at the toll of this ceaseless conflict, suggesting a struggle for identity and purpose amidst a backdrop of violence.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin, developed for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, allows players to command up to four unique factions in a game that promises real-time battles that vary with each encounter. Gamers will experience a truly dynamic war, able to strategically deploy powerful units, upgrade their forces with specialized tech trees, and manage conflicts across multiple fronts.
A crucial part of the game involves capturing Arcane Conduits – strategic locations crucial for resource gathering and, ultimately, victory. This adds another layer of strategy to the gameplay, making each decision critical for success.
The game features an immersive single-player campaign co-authored by renowned Black Library author Gavin Thorpe. This narrative-driven campaign focuses on the fortress settlement of Harkanibus, constantly under threat from the sinister Orruk Kruleboyz. Players will step into the boots of Sigrun, the leader of the Stormcast Eternals’ detachment, who undertakes a perilous journey into the swamps of Ghur to find an arcane power source that could alter the trajectory of the war for survival.
For those looking to test their strategic prowess against other players, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin offers online 1v1 and 2v2 cross-platform multiplayer modes. Players can opt for casual matches or participate in competitive, ranked games to claim the title of the supreme ruler of Ghur.
To further enhance the real-time strategy experience, the game introduces DirectStep, a new control scheme optimized for gamepad users. With a simple combination of analogue stick movements and button presses, players can swiftly navigate between squads, issue orders, and engage in battle, facilitating an immersive, tactical experience.
In addition, an open beta for the game is on the horizon, which you can currently sign up to join. While no specific dates have been disclosed, fans are encouraged to keep an eye out for more information, promising an early opportunity to delve into the Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin universe.