New Genestealers Trailer for Space Hulk: Tactics, Preorder Beta

Cyanide Studio and Focus Home Interactive have released a new trailer for Space Hulk: Tactics, the latest video game adaptation of the titular board game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

This latest trailer, feature above, shows off some of the tricks available to the Genestealers. Much like in the board game, Genestealers start as “blips” on the map that can represent anywhere between zero to three Genestealers, and are revealed when spotted by an enemy.

Players can make use cards to spawn more blips at specific locations, or use decoy blips to confuse the Terminators. Other cards can turn your default blips into special Genestealers, like the Reaperfex, Miasmic, Bulwark, and Broodlord. The Genestealers will also have their own story campaign in Space Hulk: Tactics, a first for any video game adaptation of Space Hulk.

The trailer also gives a concrete release date for the game’s preorder beta: Tomorrow, September 25th. The beta will continue until the game releases on October 9th, and any feedback the developers receive will be considered and potentially implemented ahead of launch. Space Hulk: Tactics will be available on Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

Space Hulk: Tactics is a faithful adaptation of the board game Space Hulk, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, bringing a unique twist to the cult classic formula. Engage in bloody battles through an immense Space Hulk – a twisted mass of asteroids, wrecked star 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: lead a Blood Angels squad, which you will customise and upgrade as you progress, or take 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 provide more ways to customize your squad and allow you to turn the tide of battle with powerful abilities that trigger game-changing effects when used at the right moment.

Test your skills against other players in the expansive online competitive multiplayer. Command a swarm of Genestealers or a custom squad of different unit types from one of four Space Marine Chapters available – the Blood Angels, the Space Wolves, the Ultramarines, and the Dark Angels. The game includes a built-in intuitive map creation tool, to design your own original maps with custom objectives, and share them with other players!

Key Features:

  • A faithful adaptation of the Warhammer 40,000 board game Space Hulk, with a fresh twist to the classic rules
  • Engage in bloody tactical battles aboard a gigantic Space Hulk
  • Play through two campaigns from the point of view of the Blood Angels, and for the first time in a Space Hulk game, the deadly Genestealers!
  • Customize your units of Dark Angels, Ultramarines, Blood Angels, Space Wolves, and even Genestealers with hundreds of cosmetic items, cards, and equipment.
  • Challenge players online, playing either Genestealers or one of four Space Marines Chapters
  • Create and share your own missions with an intuitive map creation tool
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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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