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New Space Hulk Game Next Year

Games Workshop announces plans for a new Warhammer 40K Space Hulk game coming to Windows, OS X, and iOS next year. A website for the game is live, here's an announcement trailer, and here's word:

Independent studio Full Control today announced that in association with Games Workshop it will be bringing the legendary Space Hulk IP to popular digital gaming platforms in 2013. Based on the best-selling board game and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Space Hulk is a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience for single player and multiplayer cross-platform play between PC, Mac and on iOS.

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”.

‘Space Hulk is one of our timeless games that has both classic gameplay and extraordinary imagery in the form of the Warhammer 40,000 universe,’ said Jon Gillard, the Head of Licensing for Games Workshop. ‘Over its 23 year history, three physical editions and three video games it has consistently reset the bar for quality and edge-of-the-seat gaming and we have no doubt that will continue to be the case with this version from Full Control. Their passion for the game and their development skill, combined with the power of the Warhammer 40,000 setting is going to create something very special indeed. There are a lot of people here at Games Workshop who are desperate to get this on their iPads!’

Space Hulk is powered by Full Control’s battle proven formula for 3D tactical turn based games utilised in the successful “Tactical Soldier - Undead Rising” and the recently released “Frontline Tactics” video games.

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15. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 11, 2012, 23:24 Fletch
 
I'll wait for some screenshots and gameplay footage, but if it's turn-based and similar to Incubation, I'm in. I've been waiting for a good Space Hulk remake, and turn-based just makes it even more enticing to me.  
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14. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 11, 2012, 07:32 dumpy
 
Now I'm not a Warhammer fanatic, but I loved Dawn of War 2. One thing that ruined that game however, was the fact that I could only play single player as Space Marines - what a boring faction. There are so many to choose from, and each game just reproduces the 'same-old'.  
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13. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 11, 2012, 04:59 Prez
 
Wow - engage "control excitement" mode. This is a happy surprise! Hopefully they do the original justice.

This and 'Chaos Gate' are two games from Warhammer I have always wished would be remade but never really thought there was a chance.
 
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12. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 11, 2012, 03:27 InBlack
 
Space Hulk and Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels are some of my favorite games ever. I hope these guys do em justice, but apart from Relic Ive yet to see anyone do WH40K any justice....

Please dont suck...
 
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11. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 11, 2012, 02:54 |RaptoR|
 
This is the most disappointing announcement this year. Why didn't they let Relic handle such a great opportunity? Most times, a game supporting iOS is enough to kill it from the start.

Sigh. I wanted for so long a real successor to Space Hulk. My post history can back that up.

Here's hoping for a miracle
 
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10. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 11, 2012, 01:31 Satoru
 
ChaosEngine wrote on Dec 10, 2012, 21:49:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 10, 2012, 20:45:
Think the success of XCom had anything to do with this?

Speaking of XCom, I hope they made a decent profit on that. It would be a shame it if went another 12 years in between releases.

Was just thinking the same thing myself

Given their previous history of games, the quality, and how they look. I would use a different analogy

It looks like a JA2 update... and we all know how that went. I'm very very dubious this studio can give anything remotely polished like Firaxis. The launch trailer and the Space Marine model alone make me feel very uneasy. The spacemarine model looks.... 'odd'. Especially given Relic's treatment of the franchise, this looks very ham handed. I 'want' to be excited but nothing about teh studio, the movie, or the even the single still provide make me think this is going to be anythign other than an unmitigated disaster.
 
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9. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 11, 2012, 00:44 Cutter
 
So does the Space Hulk smash space?  
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8. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 11, 2012, 00:31 Creston
 
I'm pretty sure I bought the original. Started a game, died on the first corner of the ship, having no idea what I was doing or what my squadron was doing, and never played it again.

I may be confused with another game...

Creston
 
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7. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 10, 2012, 22:00 entr0py
 
Their previous games don't seem to be very well reviewed:

http://www.metacritic.com/game/ios/tactical-soldier---undead-rising

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/frontline-tactics

I wouldn't expect it to be much more than an iphone port. But I love turn-based strategy, so I hope they surprise us.
 
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6. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 10, 2012, 21:49 ChaosEngine
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 10, 2012, 20:45:
Think the success of XCom had anything to do with this?

Speaking of XCom, I hope they made a decent profit on that. It would be a shame it if went another 12 years in between releases.

Was just thinking the same thing myself
 
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5. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 10, 2012, 20:45 jdreyer
 
Think the success of XCom had anything to do with this?

Speaking of XCom, I hope they made a decent profit on that. It would be a shame it if went another 12 years in between releases.
 
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4. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 10, 2012, 20:35 z0dd
 
Not being made by Cyanide is a good start. They "struggled" with Blood Bowl, unfortunately.  
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3. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 10, 2012, 20:26 Sempai
 
When will they STOP using CG video's to show off games?

Gameplay, gameplay, and more gameplay. Thank you!

..And, Oh my God please be good!
 
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2. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 10, 2012, 20:16 SimplyMonk
 
A bad teaser.

Regardless, if it has async play for the iOS, I'm game.
 
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1. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 10, 2012, 20:09 djinn
 
Sign me up.

Edit: Wait, what was that I just watched?
 
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