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Apple has a new iPhone coming out, and — as usual — it used a game to show off the new hardware.

Developer Pixeltoys took the stage with Apple for its Hey, Siri event today, and the gaming studio showed off its upcoming mobile project Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade. This game puts players in command of an Imperial Knight battle mech in a 3D action shooter.

It does look visually impressive, and that’s likely one of the reasons Apple wanted to show it off. If you missed the media event live, you can check out the Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade segment in below:

Warhammer was just one of a handful of games that appeared on Apple’s stage today. The company also trotted out a new version of Crossy Road and a motion-controlled rhythm-sports game called Beat Sports for Apple TV.


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