Publisher Focus Home Interactive has finally given us a brief yet most satisfying look behind the curtain at their upcoming first-person shooter, which is set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe. Space Hulk: Deathwing is an adaptation of the Space Hulk board game, developed on Unreal Engine 4 by the team behind E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy, Streum On Studio. This first look walkthrough trailer introduces the basics of the game, its premise, the teammates, the localized damage system, and some of the fearsome enemies players will encounter.
Infiltrate and explore the Space Hulk “Olethros”, a derelict collection of space ship and debris filled with hidden dangers and relics. As a Librarian, players can take AI squadmates or have fellow players join them in their investigation into the mystery of Olethros.. Infesting the Space Hulk are ferocious Genestealers who utilize ambushes, swarming and tactical retreats in order to slowly tear down the player’s Terminator armor. Damage is localized, and taking too many hits in certain areas will cause your armor to malfunction. To stop the horde, you’ll have access to a wide assortment of weapons, skills, and powers taken directly from Warhammer 40,000 lore to customize your squad of Dark Angel Terminators.
Space Hulk 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 Genestealer.
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. Space Hulk: Deathwing is expected to plunge players into the claustrophobic tunnels of a Space Hulk and experience a desperate battle against the Genestealers. RPG Mechanics will unlock new abilities through 5 skill trees, allowing for armor customization and access to devastating weapons to compliment the epic 4-player cooperative gameplay mode. Players will also have the option of respawning as a Genestealer able to hunt down their friends.
Space Hulk: Deathwing is expected to release later in 2016 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.