Freshly announced PC/mobile Warhammer 40,000 game Storm of Vengeance will be exclusive to download platform Steam on PC, and will not be available in boxed form.
An official statement describes the title – due for release in Q1 2014 – as a "lane strategy game", which may mean it will be yet another MOBA title like League of Legends or perhaps a real-time strategy game with an online multiplayer mode.
A spokesperson told PCR: "The PC version will be Steam only, so no boxed version. It will have multiplayer functionality."
Storm of Vengeance will be developed by Eutechnyx and will be based on the popular Warhammer 40,000 Games Workshop fantasy franchise. Eutechnyx entered into a relationship with the tabletop gaming company earlier this year.
It tells the story of "a pivotal moment in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, during the legendary planetary conflict on Piscina IV". The game will star Grand Master Belial and Ork Warlord Ghazghkull Thraka, and will give players the chance to defend the planet with 100 Dark Angel Space Marines, or attempt to destroy it with the Ork Waaagh! and their telly-porta technology.
"Storm of Vengeance sees Eutechnyx working with one of the most established brands in gaming," said Eutechnyx CEO Darren Jobling.
"I am very excited that our new partnership with Games Workshop will allow us to bring the world of Warhammer 40,000 to dedicated fans around the world via our new mobile division."
Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing for Games Workshop, added: "Eutechnyx are an extremely professional established developer with a proven track record of successful licensed products.
"The game they’re creating based on this iconic conflict from the Warhammer 40,000 mythos is another great example of talented developers applying their passion for the IP in a compelling and imaginative game design."