Space Hulk: Deathwing Reveals Fearsome First Screens


The upcoming Warhammer 40,000 FPS Space Hulk: Deathwing features some mean-lookin’ dudes squaring off against some mean-lookin’ dudes.

Space Hulk: Deathwing was announced last September with a teaser trailer that didn’t do much beyond set the mood, and to be honest the screens released today don’t reveal a whole lot more than that. But it’s the first we’ve heard about the game since the reveal, so let’s take a look!

There’s not much in the way of action going on here, or even a very good look at the setting, which based on these images can best be described as “dark.” The Space Marines themselves are awfully pretty, if you like that sort of “how does this guy actually fit inside that thing?” motif, and while the Genestealers are rather more generically “Alien,” I suppose there’s not much that can be done about that – they are what they are, after all – and they’re clearly still not the sort of thing you’d want to run into in a long, poorly-lit corridor. Which is exactly where you will be running into them, so it’s a good thing you dressed for the occasion.

As we discussed previously, you’ll play Space Hulk: Deathwing as a Librarian, giving you mastery of the powers of a Psyker, with multiple skill trees (either four or five, depending on which part of the press kit you believe) allowing you unlock and improve new abilities and powers. There’s no release date – it was originally slated for sometime this year but the PR that accompanied these screens lists it as TBA – nor have any platforms been confirmed. But it’s coming! Someday, and for something. We’ll keep you posted.

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