Warhammer 40,000 gets the Unreal Engine 4 treatment in Space Hulk: Deathwing

The Space Marines are looking better than ever in Unreal Engine 4.

Space Hulk: Deathwing, a first-person shooter set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe, is looking pretty great in its first batch of screenshots.

Based on Games Workshop’s classic Space Hulk boardgame (which recently got its own video game), Space Hulk: Deathwing is being built on the Unreal Engine 4 by Streum On Studio, which previously developed E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy. As you can see in the screenshots, Unreal Engine 4 looks like a natural fit for the Space Marines’ bulky armor and the dark corridors of the Space Hulk where the game is set.

In Warhammer 40,000 fiction, a Space Hulk is a huge collection of wrecked ships, asteroids, and other debris fused together into one enormous body floating in space. In the game, you’ll assume the role of Deathwing Librarian, who leads a squad of Space Marine Terminators through the alien-infested Space Hulk. You’ll gain Fervor Points as you play, which you can then spend on four skill trees, allowing you to improve your abilities, unlock new powers, and access powerful relics and new weapons.

Publisher Focus Home Interactive has yet to announce a release date.

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the_jimster_1
the_jimster_1

Got my Sega Saturn out the other day and played on Spacehulk: vengenence of the blood angels, forgot how cool  and fun it was :-) :-) :-)

the_jimster_1
the_jimster_1

ooh and they need flame bolters they were cooooooool lol :-P

the_jimster_1
the_jimster_1

I loved the Spacehulk: vengenence of the blood angels for the Sega Saturn (I think that was the full title), that was so much fun and sometimes a little scary. 

I liked how it was set just like it was a board game and how you could set out your terminators how you wanted the to be, covering corridors or rooms with teleports where Genestealers came out.

I would go on certain levels were i would just kill as many Genestealers as possible, arms, legs and heads all over the place, brilliant hahaha

I hope it's as gory as that one was :-) :-)

RELeon
RELeon

I really hope this manages to get out. Seems like so many Warhammer games have been cancelled or scrapped the past few years, or sloppy games get released. I would love to get a new 40k game! Another Warhammer 40k Dawn of War game would be a welcome sight as well. Although I prefer it go back to the originals, and not DoW2. I prefer big armies, not little squads.

doktron
doktron

Im glad they r making another warhammer40,000 single player game. I played Space Marine (as well as all the warhammer strategy games) which was a very decent single player game, and ive been hoping for another single player game in the warhammer universe.

Personally I found Space Marine almost as good as(I kno I will probably get some flac for this) the new wolfenstein game (which is great, by the way)

sammoth
sammoth

Can't wait to see more on this.

TheGreatPhoenix
TheGreatPhoenix

After Relic, so many 40k games have come out, each of them worse than the last. Relic at least respected the license. please let this be at least decent, I REALLY NEED A DECENT 40K GAME 

Vrygar777
Vrygar777

I think for multiplayer they should have a mode where the tyrannid player should be able to play in a sort of "commander mode" and be able to spawn his allies in a location of his choosing and maybe set them to have limited AI (think "ambush" or "assault.") while still being able to play as a tyrranid himself. I'm sure it would take a lot of balancing but it could work.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Games Workshop has really no clue how to handle their own IP on the digital front, they had several 40k games since DOW 2 and Space Marine and all of them were a disappointment, why is it so hard for them to greenlight DOW 3? Surely GW's favorite thing on Earth is money.

Pyro978
Pyro978

Um...is it me or is that Space Marine in Terminator Armor looking like it's out of proportion?

DeathwachMarine
DeathwachMarine

Man, I really hope they stay accurate to all the fiction. 

TruthSerum808
TruthSerum808

I will be buying this game the day it comes out. 

kingtrax
kingtrax

The WH4K games are not always best game of the year, but they're enjoyable.  Space Marine lacked a lot of depth but made up for it in just plain fun.

Ervaine
Ervaine

The last FPS game from warhammer 40k series came out in 2003 that was a long time .

This game sounds pretty promising , but only time will tell so .

vackillers
vackillers

Looking superb! LOVE TO UE4! bloody marvelous indeed.

zandrxi
zandrxi

O ya Dark Angles !!!

Tho they need to work on the shot sound it's off the most common bolter round is the .75 calibre explosive tipped mass-reactive bolt it should sound a lot loader then that.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

Maybe this one will have canonical issues too. :P

sortajan
sortajan

my wallet is ready, take my money

steveuk666
steveuk666

why cannot they make a game like the boardgame. Fans would love it more than these shooters. How about using the same engine used to create xcom enemy unknown....closest thing i have played to table top game on a console. Now with next gen power surely fans will get the game they have always wanted.

kryotech
kryotech

It's looking good so far. Let's see what happens.

berserker66666
berserker66666

Would've been better as a third person shooter like Warhammer 40k: Space Marines.

Saidrex
Saidrex

Poor Warhammer universe, now floating around from one incompetent hands to another.

greasemonkey42
greasemonkey42

@MAD_AI Space Marine was actually good, it was just held back by a couple things. If they gave that a sequel it would've really came into its own

tr4newreck
tr4newreck

@MAD_AI dow 3 was cancelled after relic was shuttered... it looked promising

tr4newreck
tr4newreck

@Pyro978 looks like a regular space marine(proportion wise) with a terminator helmet

drysprocket
drysprocket

@kingtrax Yeah, I actually really enjoyed Space Marine. I don't finish many single player games...but somehow I finished this one. That says a lot coming from me. Just good old fun combat.

RELeon
RELeon

@steveuk666 I agree. A warhammer 40k style game combined with Xcom gameplay would be amazing. Or better yet, lets make a open world sandbox RPG game like Fallout, but with the Warhammer 40k universe! That would be phenomenal! 

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@steveuk666 So you've been living a rock I take it, they already HAVE a straight boardgame to PC adaptation of Space Hulk you fool! It came out a few months ago.

hystavito
hystavito

@steveuk666 The "fans" are usually too small a group to target.  You know how it goes, going for as broad an appeal as possible and all that.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@steveuk666 Might even be better than the real thing, no one wasting time over a few millimetres difference on the board.

willzihang
willzihang

@Saidrex Some people actually think the recent Space Hulk was a good game -- a very well done duplicate of the board game.


Yes, it may not have constant explosions and epic lootz that modern gamers so crave; but I myself wanted - for a change - a game that doesn't bother with all that and tries to make a faithful version of the boardgame.


Actually, out of all the Warhammer games created -- a good number of them are pretty good.

_Silent_Jay_
_Silent_Jay_

@Saidrex It's Games Workshop.  Incompetence is their motto.  They only work with studios that they can bully.

Draken_Domingo
Draken_Domingo

@tr4newreck Actually, Relic was acquired by Sega. Supposedly it was Relic that did the latest update to Dawn of War 1 on Steam - it is not integrated into Steamworks, so after Gamespy dies, Dawn of War will carry on. The series might yet live on.

5SI-GonePostal
5SI-GonePostal

Point missed my friend, that is not a representation of the board game in anyway shape or form, it is a reworking of an old amiga game that was based on the spacehulk/heroquest board games that are basically wh40k for noobs nothing more. Before you call someone else a fool you should in the future make sure you know what you are at least talking about

steve4123456789
steve4123456789

@hystavito @steveuk666 Fk the broad appeal lets make good fun video games instead.

kryotech
kryotech

@Freedomination It's a miniature wargame, or a tabletop wargame. It's not exactly a board game, slightly different.

Freedomination
Freedomination

@5SI-GonePostal Think people are a bit confused here when the first poster said "a game like the boardgame" it would make sense that he meant space hulk the boardgame since this game is called space hulk. But i believe he meant, as you did, the original warhammer 40k.


Don't really think Warhammer 40k is considered a boardgame either. Aren't they called miniature games or something? Guess boardgames need an actual board

GarGx1
GarGx1

@5SI-GonePostal  The dev's (Full Control I think) did try and stick to the rule set and original board game map lay outs. It's about as close as you'll get to the original game on PC.


Yes they failed but they did try!