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Warhammer 40,000’s first virtual reality video game is on the way

Play as an Adeptus Sororitas.

Become a Battle Sister in the first virtual reality video game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister is an upcoming video game that sees the player become a member of the Adeptus Sororitas army as they fight in the grim future of the 41st millenium. A first-person shooter Battle Sister sees the player wielding a variety of weaponry, such as guns and melee weapons, as they enact the will of the Adeptus Sororitas.

As a virtual reality game, Battle Sister will have the player donning the Oculus Quest or the Oculus Quest 2 headset - essentially a pair of goggles with screens built-in - in order to play the game. This means that players will be able to freely look around the virtual environments, as if they were the Battle Sister themselves.

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The Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 both come with motion controllers designed to enable the player to move their hands as if they were holding the various weapons and items found in the game. The motion controllers in Battle Sister allow players to aim their chosen guns and swing melee weapons at the hordes of incoming enemies.

Warhammer 40,000 is a miniatures game series set in the far future where intergalactic armies wage war against one another across entire solar systems. Featuring a selection of different factions to choose from - such as Space Marines and Skaven - players take turns to move their units across terrain in order to achieve missions and defeat the opposing army.

The Adeptus Sororitas operate under the Imperium of Man human empire, as a sect of the state’s church, the Ecclesiarchy. The Sisters of Battle are an organisation within the Adeptus Sororitas that are sworn to fight against alien attacks and anything perceived as heresy to the church. They adorn themselves with ceramite power armour and are unrelenting in their resolve to do battle, regardless of the cost.

Warhammer 40K Battle Sister trailer screenshot

Battle Sister is being developed by Pixel Toys, a video game company that has previously created other titles adapted from the Warhammer 40,000 universe such as Freeblade - an action-adventure game that follows the missions of a member of the Dark Angels Space Marines.

Pixel Toys has also created a video game based on the Warhammer: Age of Sigmar universe called Realm of War, which sees players facing off against one another as different warlords from across the fantasy world.

Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister is set to be released on the Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 later this year.

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Alex Meehan: After writing for Kotaku UK, Waypoint and Official Xbox Magazine, Alex became a member of the Dicebreaker editorial family. Having been producing news, features, previews and opinion pieces for Dicebreaker for the past three years, Alex has had plenty of opportunity to indulge in her love of meaty strategy board games and gothic RPGS. Besides writing, Alex appears in Dicebreaker’s D&D actual play series Storybreakers and haunts the occasional stream on the Dicebreaker YouTube channel.

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