Space Hulk brings the Warhammer 40K board game to PC, finally


It’s not a sequel to the rather wonky but much-loved 1993 first-person organ donation sim. That’s the first thing to get out of the way. What it is – what it incredibly is – is an honest-to-God translation of the Games Workshop board game for PC and Mac.

Space Hulk will be a 3D turn-based strategy game developed by Full Control, with single player sourced from the board game’s Sin of Damnation campaign and cross-platform multiplayer across PC, Mac and iOS.

Multiplayer will come in both head-to-head and co-op colours. There’ll be a level editor included at launch in 2013, and future expansions will be released as DLC.

Space Hulk has an exquisite set-up: an ultra-grizzled Blood Angel Terminator squad is sent to investigate a distress signal on an ancient shell of a ship, an elephant in the “graveyard of space”. Too late they realise their mistake, and are forced to fight for their lives in claustrophobic corridors against Genestealers, the Tyranids’ most fearsome.

There’s a teeny tiny teaser trailer here:

And some very unofficial amateur stop motion dramatics over on YouTube:

We are too late.

Thanks, Pocket Tactics.