UK based Cubicle 7 Entertainment will take over the English license for Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay. The company already publishes Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and the yet to be released Age of Sigmar Roleplaying Game. Cubicle 7 is also the publisher of role-playing games based on The Lord of the Rings and Doctor Who.
The first release will be a revised reprint of the Wrath & Glory Core Rulebook among other supplements. This will cover new material and well as fan favorites.
“Warhammer 40K is a huge chunk of our gamer DNA so we are all incredibly excited to build on the long legacy of 40K RPGs. I’ve been a 40K fanatic since the first edition, so I am absolutely delighted to bring our brand of roleplaying to this amazing setting,” said Cubicle 7 CEO Dominic McDowall.
The 40k role-playing license was previously held by Ulisses North American, who acquired it from Fantasy Flight Games. Their first offering, Wrath & Glory, was not a fan favorite, as some criticized the editing and production value. The Ulisses team is working with Cubicle 7 to provide a smooth transition of the property.
“We’ve been busy behind the scenes finalizing a deal that’s been a long time in the making,” Ulisses said in a press release. “This will make Wrath & Glory the best it can be, and allow us to pursue our other great game lines more thoroughly,” they said.
Ulisses will continue to publish the German language edition of Wrath & Glory, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and the Warhammer Age of Sigmar roleplaying games, in partnership with Cubicle 7.
French license holder Khaos Project said in an online posting that the French core edition of Wrath & Glory is finished, but is awaiting approval from Cubicle 7. They said that process will take a couple months.
Khaos also said that Games Workshop wanted all of their RPG licenses to be grouped into one publisher, Cubicle 7.
Sales and Marketing Manager Donna King said they have expanding to handle the additional licenses. The company move offices from the UK to Ireland in 2018. With that they expanded the team to include new full tim office staff, this included multiple dedicated producers for specific lines, graphic designers, a marketing manager, artists and a dedicated fulfillment and logistics team. They have also increased the number of freelancers and remote workers.