Canadian developer Rogue Factor has unveiled some screenshots and artwork of the Sisters of Sigmar faction in their upcoming turn-based strategy game Mordheim: City of the Damned, based on the 1999 tabletop strategy game set in the Warhammer universe by British game designer Games Workshop. The digital port of Mordheim will be the first title released by Rogue Factor, which was founded in 2013, and will be published by Focus Home Interactive.
Known for its smaller scale than most Warhammer games and its incorporation of traditional role playing game elements such as units gaining experience from combat and growing in strength, the tabletop Mordheim became a kind of cult classic amongst tabletop fans due to its unique nature and retained a small following of fans despite its physical components being discontinued in 2011 and Games Workshop officially removing the title from their product list earlier this year. City of the Damned aims to duplicate this unique blend of tabletop and role playing elements while mixing in some additional features more suited to a digital format such as individual unit customization as well as a solo campaign to complement the standard, multiplayer mode.
City of the Damned is set in the city of Mordheim after a mysterious, twin-tailed comet has just crashed into the town. Plunged into a state of chaos following the destruction, a number of warbands emerged to both take control of the city house by house and to scour it for valuable fragments of the comet. The most recently revealed of these warbands is the Sisters of Sigmar, an exclusively female organization dedicated to gathering the comet shards and keeping them hidden away from the profiteers and power-hungry warriors of the other factions to prevent the havoc wrought by competition over them from spreading beyond the walls of Mordheim. Other factions include the Possessed, the Skraven, and the Imperial Mercenaries.
Successful warbands will be rewarded with experience and loot for defeating their enemies and exploring the city. Units, however, cannot be resurrected once killed and additional units are not available, placing great emphasis on the use of terrain, guerrilla tactics, and careful planning to ensure that the members of a warband don’t meet with an untimely demise.
Mordheim: City of the Damned is currently slated for launch in late 2014 on Windows PCs.