Get Shooting Nids in First Person Space Hulk!

September 4, 2013 in SCI FI Wargaming, SciFi, Video Games, Warhammer 40K by dracs

A new teaser trailer has appeared on YouTube from Focus Interactive which is sure to make geeks everywhere salivate in anticipation. It is Space Hulk: Deathwing, nothing less than a first person shooter version of the classic board game!

Space Hulk Deathwing

Now traditionally Warhammer 40,ooo shooter games have generally had, shall we say, mixed receptions in the past. Space Marine and Fire Warrior I am looking at you two. However, Space Hulk: Deathwing will probably take its cues more from the previous first person shooter based on the board game; Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels for the PS1.

Space Hulk Vengeance of the Blood Angels

Speaking personally, I hope that Space Hulk: Deathwing will choose a far more horror-based approach than that taken previously. The dark, claustrophobic setting of the board game is one of its great charms, often leaving you feeling panicked as you realise your men have become cut off and isolated while the enemy is steadily swarming around you.

Space Hulk Deathwing

From the look of the teaser trailer it seems that the game makers Focus Interactive and Cyanide Studios will be focusing heavily on this dark, isolated atmosphere within the game and I hope we can expect to see some gameplay footage some time soon.

Who among you will be donning the power armour of the Deathwing?