Bigben Studios and Games Workshop have today announced a collaboration for the development of a console and PC game based on the Warhammer Fantasy Battles IP. The game is planned to be the first Hack and Slash game set in the Warhammer world. It will take place in the Old World, a dark continent devastated by the wars against Chaos.
French studio and creators of the How To Survive series of games, Eko Studios, have been entrusted with the adaptation of the Warhammer Fantasy Battles IP.
Benoit Clerc, Director of Video Games at Bigben said; “We are very pleased to work with Games Workshop developing a game which draws from the incredible potential of the Warhammer world. The Eko Software and Bigben teams have long been fans of this franchise from day one, including myself. Warhammer Fantasy Battles is well suited to offer players something quite innovative in the timeless hack & slash genre.”
“We’re really pleased to start this new partnership with Bigben, and this project will be an amazing opportunity for gamers to experience an epic story in the first Hack N’ Slash game set in the classic Warhammer Fantasy world. Eko did a great job with their How To Survive series and we’re confident they are going to do something amazing with our IP. I know the Bigben and Eko staff are massive fans of our lore and I can’t wait to see what they come up with.” declared Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop.
Keep your eyes peeled on This Is Xbox for further news on this game as details are released in the coming months.