Warhammer:Chaosbane screenshot of a temple to Sigmar

Warhammer: Chaosbane is a Diablo inspired hack & slash filled with hordes of demons to slay, mountains of loot to acquire, as well as a variety of heroes and abilities to mess around with. If this sounds like it's right up your alley, you might be interested to hear that Warhammer: Chaosbane is currently having a Closed Beta for those that have pre-ordered. That said, there is no restriction on gameplay footage, so even if you're not planning on pre-purchasing, you should still be able to get a pretty good idea of what Warhammer: Chaosbane is really like.

On the other hand, if you are interested in playing the Closed Beta, it is worth mentioning that it only contains a somewhat limited amount of content. Right now that means around ten quests and only two out of the four playable characters - the Empire Soldier and High Elf Mage. For me that took around three to four hours to fully complete, which is probably a good thing as the Closed Beta will be closing down its doors at 9am GMT on March 13th.

If you're wondering about my opinion on Warhammer: Chaosbane, I'll have a detailed preview up in a day or two, but for now I'll say it's a bit clunky, though not without some real potential. I certainly had a lot of fun messing around with the High Elf Mage, especially since he's capable of controlling the trajectory of his spells which allows for all sorts of tricks. If the beta was free I would highly recommend you give the High Elf Mage a try and see that for yourself, but for €50 I would advise you wait and see what happens.

You can read a little bit more about Warhammer: Chaosbane, as well as grab yourself a copy, over at Steam. And as a final note, I'll leave you with one of the gameplay trailers. Enjoy!

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