Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus launches on Switch this July

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus release date July Nintendo Switch KalypsoMediaGroup Bulwark Studios

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus released way back in 2018 on PC, and its console version finally releases this year. It will appear on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and, yes, Nintendo Switch, marking the first proper Warhammer 40,000 launch on the hybrid platform, aside from a mobile port earlier this year. That release, Space Wolf, didn’t review well, and we’re hoping Mechanicus can do a better job at Warhammer on the go when it arrives on July 17.

The first positive is this is a PC game at heart, hopefully meaning stronger foundations before the team moves it over to Switch. The turn-based tactical nature of Mechanicus could also lend well to Switch controls.

A gameplay video was released during IGN’s Summer of Gaming, with the developer going over the changes coming in the console release. These changes include brand new missions, characters, and boss battles as well as “Omnissiah Edition” content. This content includes the game’s atmospheric soundtrack, a short story titled “Deus Ex Mechanicus,” a digital art book, and a bonus melee weapon called the Arc Scourge. Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus‘ console release also contains the Heretek expansion, which was a separate $10 purchase on PC.

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Are you looking forward to trying out a genuine 40k experience with Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus on Switch come July 17?


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