Ever because the launch of the ninth version of Warhammer 40,000, evidently boxed units of the grim wargame have been arduous to return by. Now writer Video games Workshop is making an uncommon assure: In a information submit on Monday, the corporate promised that everybody who pre-orders a duplicate of Warhammer 40,000 Kill Group: Octarius this coming weekend will truly have the ability to get one.
In comparison with different publishers, the Video games Workshop launch cadence is slightly bit totally different. First the corporate will announce a brand new boxed set, often with a splashy trailer and a collection of high-touch pictures. Then, whereas it spends a couple of weeks doling out piecemeal info, preview copies start making their means out to the press. As soon as the embargo on these preview copies drops, pre-orders are quickly to comply with. Solely then is the ultimate value of a boxed set revealed, usually at the exact same second that it seems up for order on-line.
Hassle is that overly rabid followers and well-practiced scalpers know all too nicely easy methods to sport the system, resulting in boxed units that promote out in minutes solely to indicate up on the secondary market. It acquired so unhealthy with the launch of Warhammer 40,000 Indomitus that GW tried to make amends by taking print-on-demand orders for the higher a part of two months. Now it’s successfully carrying that coverage ahead.
“We all know we’ve allow you to down prior to now,” GW mentioned Monday, “so we’re going to do one thing about it, proper now. This weekend, Video games Workshop is making a promise to everybody who orders Kill Group: Octarius in the course of the pre-order weekend — we assure you’ll get a duplicate. Easy! So, be at liberty to reply that doorbell or take your cat downstairs understanding you don’t must scour the web and pay some soiled scalper a reduce simply to get the newest boxed set.”
We nonetheless don’t understand how a lot Octarius will price, however we count on it to fall someplace close to $150. Fortunately, the contents of it are nicely well worth the hassle. It’s an entire reboot for the small-unit skirmish sport, and significantly expands Video games Workshop’s narrative scope for Kill Group. Particulars on how Saturday’s pre-order on the Video games Workshop web site will roll out throughout worldwide time zones are anticipated later this week.