horus-heresy-3d-box.pngThe hottest Games Workshop news this week has nothing to do with GW (which means I don’t have to boycott it, right?)! Fantasy Flight Games has announced that their next “big box” game will be a remake of an early 80’s wargame, The Horus Heresy. The Horus Heresy is a two-player game where one player takes control of the forces of the Emperor of Mankind as he defends Terra from the traitorous pawn of Chaos, Horus, his once trusted right hand. This remake is really taking things to the extreme in terms of quality, with a 3-dimensional board (molded terrain), tons of miniatures (120!) and a totally re-worked combat system (card-based which seems to be the new trend at FFG). This mammoth title will retail for $99 US, which might make it difficult to justify for many (but let’s face it, how many of us picked up Space Hulk for the same amount), but if you’re a fan of the Warhammer 40K universe (or if you’ve been reading through Black Library‘s Horus Heresy series of novels), this is probably going to be right up your alley (no word on a release date yet).

Update: I’ve got it on pretty good authority that the hint about the “13th of Secundus” (February 13th) in the text on FFG’s site is close to the release date (if not the actual release date).