Another title in the Warhammer 40k franchise is coming here as we have Space Hulk: Tactics announced for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It looks like the people over at Cyanide Studio is riding the success from their past titles even further as Focus Home Interactive has optioned them to bring this game to us all based off the tabletop game of the similar name. Drop the tactics part off of Space Hulk: Tactics and you will be on point there for what I am talking about. But more or less, it will be the same turn-based title that you could expect but with some twists to make it not a simple port over to the video game world from the physical one.
In Space Hulk: Tactics, there will be a new Card System employed to add some extra twists and turns. If anything it will offer up more ways to customize your squads before taking them into the match. Some of which can be triggered during the match to hopefully turn the tides or crush your opponent, but there is nothing completely specific there. This will be the case if you choose to play Space Hulk: Tactics online against other humans or if you want to try to beat an AI opponent all on your own. Just as one would expect for a game like this. Now if only there was more on the game than just those basics and the following screenshots to take in.
Bringing a unique twist to the classic gameplay of the cult board game, engage in bloody battles through an immense Space Hulk — a twisted mass of asteroids, wrecked ships and debris — as either a squad of Terminator Space Marines or the deadly alien Genestealers. Which side will you choose?
Battle through two distinct, narrative-driven campaigns, from the points of view of two different factions: one campaign puts you in control of a Blood Angels squad, which you will customise and upgrade as you progress, while the other puts you in control of the Genestealers for the first time in a Space Hulk game!
Space Hulk: Tactics is based on the rules of the popular board game, given a fresh new spin in the form of the unique Card system. Cards give more ways to customize your squad before a match, and allow you to turn the tides of battle with abilities that trigger game-changing effects when used at the right moment.
Test your skills against other players in the expansive online competitive multiplayer, letting you command a swarm of Genestealers or a custom squad of different unit types from one of four Space Marine Chapters — the Blood Angels, the Space Wolves, the Ultramarines, and the Dark Angels. Multiplayer modes and tools offer a rich and deep online experience, and include an intuitive map creation tool, which gives players everything they need to create original maps with custom objective, and share them with other players to play either online or against the AI, all from within the game!
What do you think about Space Hulk: Tactics getting the full announcement treatment and do you think that it is going to feel different from the tabletop game? How do you think the campaigns will pan out or will it be the same old story we have played a few times already just in a new form? Do we need yet another Warhammer 40k game out there or id the IP being milked at this point? Let us know what you think down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. When we have more to share for Space Hulk: Tactics, we will get it up with the quickness. Keep checking back in on the site to see that and try to keep as up to date as possible.