Space Hulk: Deathwing – The Aliens Game We Always Wanted

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 by
L Coulsen

It even has a Genestealer getting stuck, running on the spot, on the scenery at about the three minute mark. Just like Colonial Marines! Oh the nostalgia.

However, Deathwing has a great many things that game didn’t, like a great atmosphere, delicious visuals and frenetic, fast moving alien hordes that are actually capable of eating your face. Even with that giant chunk of metal encasing your entire body. They’ll tear through that like a Bush through the national deficit.

Featuring seventeen minutes of solo gameplay, the above video shows a number of impressive things. Not least of which being that Focus are okay with the guys almost having their arse handed to them on a promotional video. Which is a good thing actually, because it helps us get a good look at just how dangerous the Xenos are. Which is quite a bit actually. But don’t worry, your Terminator brothers are far from useless too. Which makes a very nice change.

Space Hulk: Deathwing will release on December 9th via Steam, with a beta coming for some lucky pre-order purchasers next week.

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Check out 17 uncut minutes of Space Hulk: Deathwing’s solo campaign

Space Hulk: Deathwing, the upcoming first-person shooter set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, features a solo campaign written in collaboration with Black Library author and Dark Angels specialist, Gav Thorpe, as well as cooperative multiplayer. With less than one month left until release, you can now watch 17 minutes of uncut gameplay from the solo campaign. Clocking at around 15 hours of gameplay in normal difficulty mode – more when playing on harder difficulty and if players take time to explore, finding hidden relics on the way – the campaign boasts huge environments, with lots of optional areas and secret rooms to discover.

In the solo campaign you play as a Librarian of the Dark Angels’ 1st Company, the Deathwing, taking on swarms of Genestealer in the Space Hulk Olethros with Storm Bolter and Force Sword in hand. The Librarian is a Psyker, granting him access to powerful psychic abilities such as chain lighting, a powerful lightning bolt, which arcs between multiple enemies; and Shockwave, which blasts enemies back from you. You will need to utilize the full armory of the Deathwing company, your powerful psychic abilities, as well as the squad members under your command to fend off the xenos threat.

The Genestealers adapt their behaviour, based on their numbers, their type, and your actions. Commanding your teammates to cover you, block doors to prevent genestealers from flanking you, heal you, or hold a key position, is vital to survival in the depths of the Space Hulk. By playing the campaign you also unlock new weaponry for use by you and your squadmates, along with gaining experience to spend on three skill trees to unlock powerful new abilities.

Space Hulk: Deathwing is available for download on PC, December 9 before landing on consoles in early 2017. Pre-purchasing through Steam will gain you access to the pre-order beta, beginning end of November.

Pre-order now the game on Steam and get access to the pre-order Beta, 15% off and one in-game weapon – the Lost Mace of Corswain.

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