The response to the first Warhammer 40k game on Android wasn't stellar, but that's mainly because it didn't look much like the epic gameplay we'd expect from the franchise. Well, perhaps the newly announced Warhammer 40,000: Carnage will get closer to the mark.

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Warhammer 40k: Carnage is a side-scrolling action game that has plenty of shooting and slashing across more than 50 levels. You can upgrade and reequip your space marine to do more damage, and you'll need to do a lot. There's an ork horde to be dealt with on planet Mithra.

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The screenshots provided are looking pretty good – certainly more like Warhammer 40k than the last title. As for price, all we know is that it will be a paid title. That at least means any IAPs are more likely to be non-intrusive. We'll find out more next month.

[Warhammer 40k: Carnage]