Space Hulk: Deathwing is the game Warhammer 40k fans have been waiting for forever

A new trailer has been released for upcoming grimdark first person shooter Space Hulk: Deathwing. Wait! Don’t leave. This one actually looks amazing. 

Judging from the trailer below, Deathwing captures the resonant bit of the Space Hulk tabletop game. Snarled corridors, alive with unseen aliens; abandoned, cathedral ships, suspended in the quiet void of space; and massive hammers for mulching alien skulls. 

You’re part of the Deathwing squad - a team of five elite Space Marines, encased in the ‘indomitable mass’ of Tactical Dreadnought armour. Your Terminator brothers are controlled by AI or other players. Judging from the trailer, developer Streum On Studio has nailed the feel of being encased in masses of heavy-gauge ceramite. Bolter blasts look satisfyingly vicious, and marines stomp around with an unshakable conviction in the God-Emperor of Mankind. Honestly. You can tell it’s not a normal stomp.

Missions are all set on different ships, each one based on actual hulks from the endless 40k lore. There’s a story by Warhammer writer Gav Thorpe, too: a more exciting prospect when you consider the Deathwing are members of the Dark Angels chapter, the most secretive and mysterious of the Space Marines. They allegedly harbour a terrible secret, because of course they do. 

Space Hulk: Deathwing comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC later in 2016. Suffer not the alien to live, brothers. 

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