Following the ever-increasing trend of staggered releases across different consoles, today sees the release of Wartile on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Wartile takes the traditional board game and turns it on its head. Gone is the turn-based battling, instead Wartile is a more action-oriented game. Featuring fluid battling and cool-down based gameplay, things are very different in this digital board game.
Wartile takes heavy inspiration from Norse mythology as you take control of a warband through various different scenarios involving both dead and undead enemies. Characters you control can be upgraded and tailored to suit your style using a variety of customisation outfits, weapons and abilities.
One of the biggest selling points of Wartile though is the way the game looks. The boards you traverse are all presented as beautiful handcrafted dioramas with hexagonal spaces for pieces and Viking inspired buildings and longships dotted around the map. If Wartile was a physical board game, it would be the kind that you would always have on display.
This version of Wartile also includes post-release updates including festive and Halloween themed boards with unique customisation options that can also be used in the main campaign. There is also additional DLC Hel’s Nightmare due on the 5th May that brings new enemies, boards and heroes.
Wartile is available on the Xbox One now priced at £16.74, and we have a review coming very soon. The game looks stunning, let’s hope the gameplay can match. Let us know in the comments what you think!
Edit: Our review of Wartile on Xbox One is live.
Experience a living, breathing tabletop video game that invites the player into a miniature universe full of small adventures set in beautifully handcrafted diorama battle boards inspired by Norse mythology to honor the Vikings! Wartile is a cool-down based game that keeps the action flowing, with ample opportunities to plan your moves. Although it contains the strategic elements from turn-based games, a mixture of slow down features and cool-down based gameplay maintains the tension of battle while allowing for breathing room to make tactical decisions. At its heart, Wartile is a game about positioning and tactical decision making.