7th October 2013, Bristol, UK: Games Workshop's classic boardgame 'Chainsaw Warrior' launches today on PC via Steam with other PC stores to follow soon. The game was originally released in its physical form back in 1987 and has been recreated as a PC title by Bristol based indie developer, Auroch Digital.
The PC version was announced back in July and it caused excitement and nostalgia with fans who fondly remembered playing it and interest in those new to the game. In 'Chainsaw Warrior' the player takes on the role of the eponymous cybernetic soldier as he attempts against all odds, to save New York from dire peril. The city is under threat from the twisted forces spewing forth from a strange spatial rift which has opened up in the heart of New York. This extreme warping power is attempting to rip the city from this reality into its parallel nightmare realm.
The original was noted for its challenging solo gameplay – an aspect that has been preserved in the version as Auroch Digital's Design & Production Director, Tomas Rawlings notes: "When I first played this game in the '80s, I knew of its reputation as a seriously challenging game and that's why I wanted to take it on, to win where others had failed. We've kept that level of challenge and added to it in this version that both references the original styling and refreshes it for PC.”
The Steam version of the game comes with Steam achievements, a new leaderboard system and exclusive Steam trading cards.
‘It’s wonderful to see this great game re-worked for today’s platforms’ said Jon Gillard, GW Head of Licensing ‘I can’t wait to get my pistol grip chainsaw revved up and stuck into some zombies’.
The game launched on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android to an enthusiastic fan reception and is expected to follow suit on PC. The game is out on Steam for $4.99/€3.99/£ 2.99.To keep in the loop with the project you can like Auroch Digital on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. The game's information page can be found at chainsawwarrior.net
Time go get moving as you only have 60 minutes to save New York! #ChainsawWarrior