You board game fans out there might recognize Warhammer 40k, the world-renowned tabletop strategy and tactics game from Games Workshop. The more intrepid analog game fans out there might also remember Space Hulk, a more conventional board game set in the same universe. Space Hulk is famous for its use of a modular board, with rooms and corridors hooking together like a jigsaw board, allowing for infinite scenario creation possibilities. There’s good news for fans of Warhammer — and board games in general — because independent studio Full Control will be working on a digital version available for PC, Mac, and iOS. Read on after the break for more details:
Space Hulk is set in the isolated corridors and tomb-like chambers of an ancient vessel lost in the graveyard of space. Players lead a small army of fearless Space Marine Terminators to battle in a ferocious fight for survival against hordes of predatory alien Genestealers. Based on the “Sin of Damnation” campaign from the 3rd edition board game, Space Hulk includes a robust 12 mission single-player and co-operative campaign. Recreating the tense battles of the board game, multiplayer mode will allow players to go head-to-head as one player controls the Space Marines and their opponent the Genestealers, in the ultimate fight for domination. Cross platform functionality in multiplayer mode allows players to compete against friends whether they play on PC, Mac or mobile. The Space Hulk level editor will enable players to design their own levels, share them with others online and in a central hub explore creations of the community.
“Since playing the board game decades ago I have always wanted to recreate this slice of Warhammer 40,000 as a computer game. Now we can finally bring the board game to life in glorious 3D full of scary Genestealers and mighty Terminators fighting for human kind,” said Thomas Hentschel Lund, CEO of Full Control. “As huge fans of the Space Hulk board game and the Warhammer 40,000 universe in general, we are delighted that Games Workshop has given us the opportunity to work with this iconic license and bring our version of Space Hulk into the hands of all fans out there”.
While I’ve never been the biggest fan of the tabletop Warhammer games, I’ve always been intrigued by Space Hulk, and having the ability to carry it with me on my iPad would be a huge plus. Not much else is known, other than it will be out some time in 2013. As we find out more information, we’ll be sure to let you know.