Space Hulk: Deathwing FPS Announced
The recently released turn-based strategy version of Warhammer 40,000′s Space Hulk is a nice tribute to the classic board game, but it doesn’t quite capture what it’s like to become a badass Space Marine Terminator, stomping around a derelict space ship overrun by aliens and dispensing justice with an assault cannon. Sorry, it just doesn’t. Games Workshop will try to amend that issue with it’s just announced first-person shooter, Space Hulk: Deathwing.
While Warhammer 40K videogames have run the gamut from terrible to incredible, Space Hulk: Deathwing definitely has potential, even if it does sound a bit generic. That’s because it’s being developed by Streum On Studio, the team that created the innovative yet unheralded 2011 sci-fi FPS, E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy. They’re also creating Space Hulk: Deathwing with Unreal Engine 4, so the Space Marines and Genestealers should look terrific.
Here’s the rundown from Games Workshop:
Space Hulks drift along the currents of the Warp, the immaterial dimension of Chaos. Made up of gigantic mangled asteroids, derelict ship wrecks and other spatial debris, they sometimes grow to the size of a moon and often contain treasured and ancient lost technologies. However, they are ripe with danger including infestations of the lethal Genestealers.
Players take on the role of a Space Marine from one of the most secret and most feared Space Marine Companies: the Deathwing from the Dark Angels. Strap on your Terminator armour and equip the emblematic weaponry of the Space Marines to overcome the threats awaiting you in the Space Hulk. As a Librarian, you will also master the destructive powers of the Psykers. Your skills and performance in battle grant you Fervor Points, to spend on 4 skill trees allowing you to improve your abilities, unlock new powers, access powerful relics and devastating new weapons.
No word yet on platforms or a release date. We’ll keep you posted, and you can keep an eye on the currently sparse official Space Hulk: Deathwing website for more details.