Following Wednesday’s news on the same property, it seems that the next title set in the grim darkness of the far future has been leaked ahead of time: Space Hulk: Deathwing. Appearing on a thread in Neogaf, a pamphlet promoting the game (images below) was leaked by a member revealing much of this allegedly upcoming title to audiences.
While Full Control stated they had interest in adapting their army into their game, it appears that French company Streum on Studio has gotten there first. Known for having produced 2011’s E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy and Syndicate Black Ops, adapted from Half-Life 2, the studio up to now has emphasised on first person shooters. As such rather than following the turn based squad combat of Full Control’s title, the game will be an FPS using the Unreal 4 engine. The pamphlet also cites Cyanide Studios, known best to tabletop fans for having adapted Blood Bowl into video game form, as being co-producer and the publisher as Focus Home Interactive.
Unfortunately little is revealed beyond what is expected with the pamphlet describing players as being able to “gain skills, new abilities and new equipment thanks to experience earned during perilous missions.” These will be spent on four skill trees with Fervor Points are stated to be divided into abilities, powers, relics and weapons. More interestingly however, it openly advertises that this is based directly upon “Games Workshop’s classic Space Hulk boardgame” and the Librarian specifically as a playable class.
The image mentions no foes beyond basic genestealers, the board game’s classic enemy, and instead spends more time outlining the exact nature of space hulks. Their potential size, the fact they drift within the realm of Chaos that is the Warp, and consist of twisted masses of starships. Emphasis is specifically placed upon the fact they often contain “treasured and ancient lost technologies.” Acquiring such arcane machinery is most likely to be at least one of the game’s objectives.
The pamphlet advertises the website www.spacehulk-deathwing.com, but as of this moment it is apparently inactive. The release date stated is 2014, with no month or day specified.
Expect more details upon this upcoming title in the near future.
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