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Space Hulk Deathwing has ‘mammoth’ environments

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Warhammer 40K has a very particular sense of design. One wherein architecture was force-fed a diet of Hulkamania in order to make room for the gigantic beings who inhabit it.  Buildings, spaceships and entire planets in Warhammer 40K boast design elements that were culled from the minds of madmen. After all, when you have entire capital ships that double as cosmic cathedrals built in the honour of Humanity’s crippled God-Emperor, you know that a designer or two must have been smoking some of the good stuff.

There’s a ton of Warhammer 40K content on the way this year, which includes Space Hulk Deathwing. A first-person slaughter-festival, Deathwing has players piloting one of the walking tanks knowns as a Space Marine Librarian from the Terminator squad. For those of you who don’t read up on Warhammr 40K wikis over the weekend, imagine comparing Roman Reigns to a 1980s peak WWF Hulk Hogan. Both impressive powerhouses, but Hulk Hogan clearly outclasses the Ro-man.

Anyway, said game may not feature complex hallways and tricky levels, but they are ornate and massive pieces of galactic architecture. Interiors which are patterned after the standard of space-style described in the tabletop game and various other media. Here’s a bunch of new screenshots of these levels, and the obligatory descriptive blurb from the press release. Click to embiggen.

From a large battle-barge belonging to the Black Templars, to a vessel from the Adeptus Mechanicus, explore and fight inside huge derelict Warhammer 40,000 vessels, oozing with atmosphere and authenticity. You play as a Librarian accompanied by a Terminator squad – either cooperatively with friends, or in solo – fending off Genestealer advances and recovering ancient relics in the mangled ships and asteroids composing the Space Hulk, drifting along the currents of the Warp.

The game features a full story campaign, and all of the weapons from the Space Hulk board game (including the famous Storm Bolter, Assault Cannon, Lightning Claws, and Thunder Hammer). Wielding these relics of war you will fight through the cargo bays of the Adeptus Mechanicus, ancient chapels of a Black Templar warship, and the gigantic engine rooms of derelict ships.

Space Hulk Deathwing is out later this year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. And I still have no idea what exactly is going on in the game, beyond the fact that there happens to be an army of Incredible Hulks dressed in power-armour and wielding pure weapon pornography against Parktown Prawns.

Last Updated: January 25, 2016

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  1. I know nothing about Warhammer 40K and this is the first time I can recall hearing about this game. But based upon the title alone, I want to play it until my eyes bleed.


    • Jan Prins

      January 25, 2016 at 08:40

      I know even less than you about Warhammer, but I never knew Manny from Ice Age was in there!


      • Original Heretic

        January 25, 2016 at 08:45

        Ha! Just saw that now! Darren, you silly lad you. Hats off, good sir!


        • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

          January 25, 2016 at 09:13



          • Original Heretic

            January 25, 2016 at 09:16

            Was wondering who’d notice that. *sly grin*

      • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

        January 25, 2016 at 09:13

        Sid is also there………….


        • VampyreSquirrel

          January 25, 2016 at 09:56

          No Scrat though


          • The D

            January 25, 2016 at 10:32

            Oh, he’s there. Keep looking…

          • VampyreSquirrel

            January 25, 2016 at 10:52

            Sneaky bugger

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 25, 2016 at 08:42

    And now I’d sad again that Space Marine never got the sequel it deserved.


  3. Hammersteyn

    January 25, 2016 at 08:44

    LOL dat header!


    • Ir0nseraph

      January 25, 2016 at 10:30

      Sid has it covered 😛


  4. Bob of the Khundelar

    January 25, 2016 at 08:46

    Interesting. Hope they can pull it off. The last 1st person WH40K game I can remember was Fire Warrior.


  5. Ir0nseraph

    January 25, 2016 at 10:26

    I know I want this, but thanks to the rand dollar, I might not be able to get it on release.


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