In what are probably going to average out to monthly videogame releases for Games Workshop IPs in 2016, Talisman: The Horus Heresy puts its checkmark in February, having released yesterday. It combines ludicrously popular boardgame Talisman with Warhammer 40,000’s most famous storyline, adding all sorts of bits to the formula to take advantage of a digital-only nature. The release brings with it a pair of DLCs.
For the unfamiliar, here’s Jeremy’s take on Talisman: The Horus Heresy from a couple of months back.
That DLC is a couple of character packs, introducing new playable warlords and their signature forces and strategies to vary things up a bit. We do just live in the world of day-one DLC now, but given this game is inevitably going to have dozens upon dozens of add-ons in the future, giving one of these away for free as an example of what you might get would’ve softened the blow a bit. However, they’re relatively minor additions so it’s not like you’re missing out on much without them. Here’s the first, which adds Sigismund and Kharn to your ranks:
You can see the other, Sevatar and Artellus Numeon, over on the Nomad Games YouTube channel.
The game is out now on Steamfor £17.09 / €20.69 / $22.49, though that’s with a 10% launch discount which ends on the 29th. It’ll be even cheaper if you own the normal digital edition of Talisman, by another 5%. The pair of DLCs are £2.79 / €3.99 / $3.99 each, which you can probably assume will be the general price for character packs going forward.