Warhammer ‘Skulls for the Skull Throne’ returns this week

Last year Games Workshop, the owner of the Warhammer and Warhammer 40K franchises, ran “Skulls for the Skull Throne”, a gaming event which also featured a Steam sale on released titles. This returns in 2021 under a new name: “Warhammer Skulls”.

Warhammer Skulls is titled as a “festival of video games” and will run between 3rd and 10th June. To kick things off there will be a Showcase livestream event on Twitch come 3rd June at 19:00 local time. Here’s a handy infographic with the kick off in various timezones for those outside of South Africa.

It’s recommended that those who tune in for the livestream stay after the fact for an aftershow promising even more content.

“We’re delighted to announce that Warhammer Skulls features on more platforms than ever before this year. As well as its usual home on Steam, the festival will appear on Xbox, Windows 10, GOG, and Oculus too. Plus, you can find cool deals and game updates over on Nintendo Switch, the Apple App Store, GeForce Now, and many more,” reads the announcement.

Said announcement doesn’t actually have any details about what games will feature in the festival, but we have a few guesses.

The FPS Necromunda: Hired Gun comes out tomorrow and it should feature in the show given its close proximity to Warhammer Skulls. We’ll have a review on this game tomorrow as soon as embargo breaks.

There’s also strategy title Warhammer: Age of Sigmar which launched a few days ago to middling reviews.

After these two get some attention to boost sales we hope to see some new game reveals. The larger focus of Warhammer Skulls on other platforms has us excited that there’s going to be a big push this year for Warhammer / 40K games.

Santa, if you’re listening, we’ve been very good boys and girls this last year even with the pandemic and its hardships. We don’t want a pony or anything like that for Christmas, just give us a sequel to the superb game Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.


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