Cyanide Games and Focus Home Interactive have confirmed that Space Hulk: Deathwing is the title of their new Warhammer epic. The Unreal Engine-powered adaptation of the Space Hulk boardgame, will release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
A Warhammer 40k game that's also a first-person shooter? I know, I know - such disgusting heresy. Were I in charge of a squad of the Imperium's finest, it would be my god given duty to have those responsible incarcerated and tortured. But seeing as I'm not, and seeing as there are Genestealers on the prowl, you might as well watch the latest trailer.
The game casts you as a Librarian of the Deathwing, wielder of Psykic energies and crude, devastating weapons - not to be confused with the librarian at your local leisure center, wielder of ballpoint pens and criminally out-of-date archiving software. Check out the shoulder pads!
Deathwing takes place aboard one or more of the titular hulks - ancient leviathans packed with secrets, arcane technology and the aforesaid Genestealers, who are basically xenomorphs with eyes. Weapons include Storm Bolters, Assault Cannons, Force Swords, and Power Fists. Players will earn Fervor Points in battle that can be spent on four skill trees to unlock new abilities and guns.
Warhammer 40,000 First-Person Shooter Space Hulk: Deathwing Coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC in 2015
“Space Hulk: Deathwing offers players the chance to experience a desperate battle against Genestealers in the claustrophobic tunnels of a Space Hulk, as they will gain skills, new abilities and new equipment thanks to experience earned during perilous missions,” reads the announcement from Focus Home Interactive.
“Space Hulks drift along the currents of the Warp, the immaterial dimension of Chaos. Made up of gigantic mangled asteroids, derelict ships wrecks and other spatial debris, they sometimes grow to the size of a moon and often contain treasured and ancient lost technologies.”
Next step, movie! Please!
Personally this game would make one hell of a great movie; not only that but it has huge series potential. Set in a dystopian science-fantasy "grimdark" universe, the Warhammer space-fantasy setting spans a vast fictional universe set in the far future of the forty-first millennium.
Its various factions and races include the Imperium of Man, a decentralized yet totalitarian interstellar empire that has ruled the vast majority of humanity for millennia, the Orks, the Eldar, Daemons, Space Marines, Chaos Marines, and the Necron horde, among a few others.
With countless planets, factions, races and empires to explore there is endless scope for any adventurous director to lead a cinema audience through countless worlds.
With vast armies, all out war and memorable powerful race leaders, it allows for gaming fans and movie goers alike to forge alliances on screen with their favorite races and characters securing a rock solid foundation for a stellar loyal following in the theaters. It's Star Wars on steroids!