Games Workshop has announced another figure battle game set in the Warhammer universe. It is titled The Old World and meant to be a return to the dark fantasy world known from the iconic Warhammer: Fantasy Battle. The same one that in 2015 was destroyed in the great apocalyptic event of The End Times and replaced by Warhammer: Age of Sigmar - a game much more epic and with simplified rules.
"The Old World is to Warhammer Age of Sigmar, as the Horus Heresy is to Warhammer 40,000. The bedrock of lore from which mortals rose to godhood and legends were forged. And like the Horus Heresy, seeing those mythic heroes in action has an undeniable appeal, as does re-creating the glorious armies of a previous epoch – an exciting proposition for hobbyists and gamers alike. And now, we have a dedicated team in the Warhammer Studio beginning the work of bringing all that awesome back to the tabletop."
The game will exist alongside Age of Sigmar, which was considered a huge success. Unfortunately, there are also some bad news - we will have to wait a while for the game's release.
"In the deepest dungeons of the Warhammer Studio, the counsel of the wise have convened, ancient forges have been re-lit and work has already begun. So far… we’ve made the logo. Next up, everything else. You get the idea – this is a long way off. Years. More than two. Like three or more. Definitely not soon," we read.
Interestingly, the decision to start working on The Old World is due to video games. In recent years, after the destruction of the Old World, several titles have been published, in which we had the opportunity to visit this universe. The Total War: Warhammer series and Warhammer: Vermintide were a huge success.
- Games Workshop - official homepage