Space Hulk: Deathwing is not that other Space Hulk. This one’s a shooter


We weren’t impressed by Full Control’s recently released Space Hulk adaptation. Something had been lost between the transition from board game to screen. Games Workshop aren’t letting that get them down, they’re already having another go at converting the classic game to a modern medium.

This time the claustrophobic, turn-based tactical game is being made into a shooter.

Check out the teaser footage to learn nothing about the game.

So, a Space Marine terminator walking down a dark corridor. Can we speculate if the game will be good based off that? We can damn well try. It’s being developed by a cabal of studios and publishers. Streum are leading development. They’re the folk that made E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy. The game doesn’t have the best of reps, though Paul found something to like about it when he dived in last November. Focus Home Interactive are publishing. Now they’ve done a fair bit of good in gaming, they also recently published Wargame: Airland Battle, which has had some spiffing post-release support. Finally, co-producing the game is Cyanide. They’ve made a mixed bag of games themselves. They’re behind the less than stellar conversion of Blood Bowl from board game to video game. Though, they also developed the recent Game of Thrones RPG which, despite some issues, was very warmly received in reviews.

We don’t know much about the game but, according to the press release, “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.

“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.”

It could be fun. Hard to say.