Games Workshop have enjoyed something of a renaissance of late when it comes to video games, spearheaded by the critical acclaim achieved by Creative Assembly’s Total War: Warhammer and Fatshark’s Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, as well as fan fervour surrounding the upcoming third entry in the Dawn of War series.
Games Workshop’s spin-off games, including Cyanide’s Blood Bowl and Tindalos’s Gothic, have also enjoyed new life on the PC, both having developed a dedicated cult following over the course of the years.
Now a little known indie team from Swindon are hoping to harness that same fandom in transposing classic tabletop sea warfare game Man O’ War to the PC. Evil Twin Artworks have imbued Man O’ War: Corsair with the spirit of Sid Meier’s Pirates in an attempt to bring swashbuckling naval action to a new generation of fans.
Their latest update, Winds of Chaos, brings a host of new content to the table. “With this update we have breathed more life into Warhammer’s Great Western Ocean,” said James Carroll, director at Evil Twin. “The player will feel that the world is moving and changing around them. Factions will fight for control of ocean regions. They can engage in diplomatic missions to either break or keep the peace, as well as being at the forefront of large naval engagements. This has really come to life thanks to the help of the positive and active community around the game.”
Man O’ War: Corsair is currently on sale for £22.99 via Steam Early Access.