Has there ever been a franchise that spawned as many games as Warhammer? I've probably played five or six Warhammer titles over the years, and I still don't really even understand what the franchise is all about. I played one thing on Vita that was about space marines, and reviewed a game on PS4 that was a Diablo-like, with wizards and rats and such. It's a bit of a labyrinth, but people seem to enjoy it. My son is currently playing Warhammer: Vermintide 2 on PS4, and swears up and down that it is an "awesome game that you should try".
I just Googled it, and there are 22 mainline Warhammer games, not counting expansions, DLCs, and offshoots. So when a new Warhammer title gets announced, I typically take note, just because the franchise has gone on for so long that there has to be something interesting happening here. Today, a new Warhammer game developed by Gasket Games got a release date, and I immediately started pondering whether or not I should play it. I think the answer is probably "yes". Here's the release date trailer:
Warhammer - Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground (that's a lot to chew on) is releasing on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 27. This one seems pretty cool, with three customizable factions, roguelike single player, and online tactics-based multiplayer - something we don't often see in the console space. Folks going the pre-order route can get an exclusive discount and receive the Spoils of War Weapon Pack, which includes one exclusive weapon for each of the game’s three armies. You can pre-order the game here.