Games Workshop is getting the bolter and the Terminator armor out of the closet.
Games Workshop, best known as the company behind the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 tabletop games, announced today that the cult-classic Space Hulk videogame is making a comeback. Players will assume command of a squad of eight Blood Angels Terminators as they work their way through the "isolated corridors and tomb-like chambers" of the "Sin of Damnation," a space hulk spotted, according to the Warhammer: 40,000 Lexicanum, near their fortress monastery on the planet Baal.
Space Hulk will be a "3D digital turn-based strategy game" that sets the force of Blood Angels against the Genestealers infesting the Sin of Damnation. The game will offer a 12-mission single-player campaign plus cross-platform co-op and head-to-head multiplayer gameplay on the PC, Mac and iOS, all closely modeled on the original board game. And for those who just can't get enough Space Hulk, future DLC expansions are planned and the game will also ship with a level editor.
Old-time Space Hulk hands might recognize the Blood Angels name from Vengeance of the Blood Angels, the 1996 successor to the original Space Hulk videogame that came out for the 3DO, Playstation, Sega Saturn, DOS and Windows. The first Space Hulk videogame came out in 1993 for the Amiga and DOS-based PCs.
The new Space Hulk is being developed by Denmark-based Full Control and is scheduled to come out next year. To find out more hit up spacehulk-game.com.