Spacehulk: Deathwing – First look at gameplay and mechanics in new trailer

By ·April 29, 2016 11:07 am

In the latest trailer for the upcoming Spacehulk: Deathwing game, we are shown a lot of gameplay and find out some of the finer details of the game.

We actually get to see in-game footage of the current work in progress, which is a pleasant surprise compared to rendered trailers. As a Warhammer 40k fan, I must say the visuals look on point, it’s very dark, grimy and derelict (as it should be for an infested spaceship). The Deathwing terminators themselves have a solid weight and sense of power in their character models, they also have access to an impressive armoury of weapons that will be instantly recognizable to any 40K fans.

We don’t get to see the normal Genestealers (enemies) in great deal in this video, but we do get to see them attacking in swarms and packs, which is the only way Genestealers should operate. We were also introduced to hybrid Genestealers and the fearsome Brood Lord.

One of the gameplay mechanics shown in the trailer, that I really like is the localized damage system. As such, if the armour on your right arm is heavily damaged then you won’t be able to operate the weapon your holding in your right hand and vice versa. Its a small touch, but it adds a certain level of realism to the game.

Visually the trailer gives the game a lot of promise, it’s very true in design and ethos to the Warhammer 40k universe and that makes us excited to see it come to fruition.

Watch the trailer below and let us know your thoughts on Spacehulk: Deathwing so far.

About the game:

Space Hulk® – Deathwing™, developed by Streum On Studio on Unreal Engine 4, is a First-Person Shooter experience of Games Workshop’s classic Space Hulk boardgame set in the universe of Warhammer 40,000. Space Hulk: Deathwing offers players the chance to experience a desperate battle against Genestealers in the claustrophobic tunnels of a Space Hulk, as they will gain skills, new abilities and new equipment thanks to experience earned during perilous missions.

Space Hulk drift along the currents of the Warp, the immaterial dimension of Chaos. Made up of gigantic mangled asteroids, derelict ship wrecks and other spatial debris, they sometimes grow to the size of a moon and often contain treasured and ancient lost technologies. However, they are ripe with danger including infestations of the lethal Genestealer.

Players take on the role of a Space Marine from one of the most secret and most feared Space Marine Companies: the Deathwing from the Dark Angels.

Strap on your Terminator armour and equip the emblematic weaponry of the Space Marines to overcome the threats awaiting you in the Space Hulk.

As a Librarian, you will also master the destructive powers of the Psykers. Your skills and performance in battle grant you Fervor Points, to spend on 5 skill trees allowing you to improve your abilities, unlock new powers, access powerful relics and devastating new weapons.

Space Hulk: Deathwing will release later in 2016.

Image Credits: Games Workshop / Streum On Studio

Written by Michael James Ilett


Michael James is the nerd that recites! He founded this site with the intention of building a one stop entertainment site for all of the nerdy things he loves in life.

Michael can often be found building LEGO, playing Civilization V and World of Warcraft, watching Sci-Fi and continuing to wait for “The Winds of Winter” to be released.

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