Space Hulk gets co-op: terminating Genestealers is better with chums

Space Hulk co-op

Space Hulk just got injected with a bunch of new content today. Puppet masters commanding lumbering terminators can now work together in cooperative mode, and showcasing all this friendliness and companionship is a new campaign, Harbinger of Torment, designed specifically for four players. 

The co-op is part of a free game update that also includes a number of bug fixes. And Space Hulk is going cheap right now over at the Humble Store, as it’s part of the current Spring Sale lineup. 

“We are excited to release the new co-op mode in Space Hulk. It’s been in development for several months now, as we made a complete overhaul of the multiplayer mode to make it a seamless experience so players can easily jump into a co-op game”, said Thomas Hentschel Lund, CEO of Full Control.

The co-op games can have three chums teaming up as squad of terminators as they face off against the fourth player, commanding the grotesque Genestealers. To facilitate cooperative slaughter, Full Control have chucked in a multiplayer lobby, so would-be terminators can see who is available for some Genestealer hunting.

Harbinger of Torment is a five scenario campaign designed with multiplayer in mind. The titular Harbinger is a Space Hulk on a collision course with the planet Baal. Unable to make it change course, the Imperium’s sent in a bunch of stocky terminators to deal with it. The new campaign, unlike co-op itself, is now free, and can be purchased from Steam for £3.99/$4.99.

When TIm and Jules checked it out around launch, neither were remotely impressed. However, it’s had several new campaigns and updates slapped onto it since then, so it might be worth checking out now that it’s on sale and expanded with co-op.