Warhammer Quest for iOS from Rodeo Games (the makers of Hunters and Hunters 2) is coming out this Wednesday evening. Based on the original boardgame, its core is turn-based tactical dungeon exploration. Overland settlements allow purchasing more equipment and hiring new characters. Hardcore (perma-death) mode is available.
In addition to the "campaign" there are random quests available. Characters level up, although special abilities on level up are random. Characters gain equipment and have 12 item slots.
Game is currently set for release on iPad (iPad 2 on up) and iPhone (iPhone 4 and up). Price is £2.99 or $4.99. No announcement for Android at this time. Currently single player, they would like to add multiplayer support, but no promises (although pass and play should work fine).
Initial four characters are: Dwarf Ironbreaker, Wood Elf Waywatcher, Grey Wizard, and Norse Marauder. Available as DLC at launch are Dwarf Slayer, Warrior Priest of Sigmar, and the High Elf Archmage. The initial game is set to take 25-30 hours. There is also a set of Skaven Adventures available as DLC. If the game is successful Rodeo hopes to come out with regular DLC in the form of both adventures and new characters.
For more information:
- Pocket Tactics preview is probably the most extensive.
- PocketGamer UK also has a great preview.
- BoardgameGeek's iOS Blog also has a post with some nice pictures.
- Rodeo Games Facebook page also has some information and images. [li][Nice Q&A from PocketGamer UK](http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Warhammer+Quest/news.asp?c=48886).
Boardgame Geek's iOS blogger who has been playing a preview copy responded thus to someone's question:
Q: "Is anything out now on iPAd on the market coming close to Warhammers Quest?"
A: "as a huuuuuuuuugeeeeeeeeee fan of turn based strategies and as a huge fan of dungeon explorer games I can say NO there is nothing better than this on iPad at the moment"
As a big turn-based game fan, as a fantasy RPG enthusiast, and as a Warhammer aficionado, I am very much looking forward to this one!