This year’s biggest event in gaming (real gaming) has been a storm of surprises, confirmations and major announcements. Check out below for a shortlist of the news that has our chains rattling, down here in the vault:
Star Wars Everywhere – There’s Too Many Of Them!
Goodness gracious me, have we been spoiled with new Star Wars games all of a sudden. A new faction for X-Wing, a fleet scale wargame and a semi co-operative/competitive miniatures game? Your fix for the struggle between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance looks to be well supplied for the foreseeable future:
Star Wars: X-Wing Scum and Villainy Faction
Wave Six of the X-Wing Miniatures game introduces the fringers, bounty hunters and disreputable types that make up the Scum and Villainy faction. The third playable faction in X-Wing will feature all-new ships and tricks, alongside familiar units driven by greed rather than loyalty.
Star Wars: Armada
The Galactic War moves up to a larger scale in this capital ship and fleet-based miniatures game. Command massive starships and squadrons of fighters in a game where success relies as much on forethought and planning as maneuvering and tactics.
Star Wars: Imperial Assault
While fighters zip through space and huge capital ships wield immense firepower, down on the ground the conflict continues. Star Wars: Imperial Assault presents two games in one – both a campaign-driven narrative co-operative game and a competitive, tactical miniature skirmish game.
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest
Announced earlier this year, the newest Living Card Game made a big impression at the demo tables. Check out the card game in the Grim Darkness of the Far Future, it looks to be one to watch.
XCOM The Board Game
A traditional tabletop game enhanced with a digital app, XCOM The Board Game offers a co-operative experience where players fight to prevent an alien invasion, playing a game where an AI opponent and time are your enemies.
Android: Netrunner: Order and Chaos
The hugely successful Living Card Game receives its third deluxe expansion, adding to the arsenal of the Anarch runners and the Weyland Corporation. Expect destruction, chaos, big money and more destruction when these two Factions are pitted against one another – and the rest of the Android universe.
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