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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2's first pre-order beta starts today - prepare with the second Battle Overview Trailer 

After the release of the first Battle Overview Trailer last week, Tindalos Interactive and Focus Home Interactive are proud to present their hotly-anticipated follow-up, releasing alongside the start of the first beta open for all players who pre-ordered the game on Steam. In this new gameplay video, you’ll learn more about the specific skills and tactics that make up the epic space naval combat of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2, from battle-turning abilities, to alternate ways to destroy your enemies, and new battlefield complications that make every fight unique.

Starting today, all players who pre-order Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 on Steam will also receive access to a week-long beta ending on December 12. This is the perfect opportunity to get an early look at Warhammer 40,000’s spectacular battleships, experience all of the original tabletop’s 12 factions and their playstyles for the first time in skirmish and multiplayer, as well as learn the basics of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2’s epic battles with the campaign prologue. Our second pre-order beta will debut in early January, running up to the launch of the game on January 24 - more details on that are coming soon.

At release, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 will feature three fully-fledged campaigns playable in both solo and co-op that will thrust players into the heart of the 13th Black Crusade as the Imperium, Necrons and Tyranids, alongside 1v1 and 2v2 skirmish and ranked multiplayer. For a longer look at battles in Armada 2, check out the developer livestream and Q&A broadcast on the Focus Home Interactive Twitch channel last week.

Experience the bigger, better Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 in part one of our Overview series 

Experience the bigger, better Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 in part one of our Battle Overview gameplay series

Space-naval combat returns in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2, the highly-anticipated sequel from Tindalos Interactive and Focus Home Interactive, improving on every facet of the first game to make a bigger, better experience for admirals everywhere, and an even greater adaptation of the original board game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Today’s Battle Overview Part 1 video is the first in a two-part series that will teach you the huge number of options at your disposal in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2. Get everything you need to know ahead of the first beta phase, scheduled from December 5 to December 12.

With more factions and more ships come bigger battles, with larger fleets clashing to control the Eye of Terror and the surrounding region of space dubbed the Aegis Ocularis. All twelve factions from the tabletop game are now represented, and each has unique ships, new mechanics, and much more to show off.

Be it unique ways of moving through space or weird, alien weaponry and ships, each faction feels distinct from its peers. Even those that share similarities such as the Aeldari Corsairs and Asuryani Craftworlds or the Tau Protectorate Fleet and Merchant Fleet have differences in what they can field. This makes your faction selection, and choice of ships, armaments, admiral skills, and fleet upgrades totally customisable and massively impactful.

In the trailer you’ll see how all this combines with the layout of maps, capture points, the enemy fleet, and the various phases of battle to create a challenging and spectacular simulation of space combat. Prioritise targeting weapons or engines, kill crews with boarding actions to turn enemy ships into floating hulks, or go all out on ramming enemy ships and committing to close-quarters battles.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 releases January 24, 2019, on PC. Pre-orders receive a 10% discount ahead of launch, 25% if they own the original Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. Beta testing begins in early December for all pre-orders.

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