In a press release, Focus Home Interactive has given us a rather meaty Space Hulk: Deathwing video that shows 17 minutes of the sci-fi first-person shooter’s campaign. As you can expect, lots of slashing, shooting and fighting right off the gate.
According to the press release, Space Hulk: Deathwing will have 15 hours of gameplay in the normal difficulty mode, and even more when you hike up the difficulty settings. It’ll also have hidden relics, secret rooms and optional areas to navigate through.
In the solo campaign you play as a Librarian of the Dark Angels’ 1st Company, the Deathwing, taking on swarms of Genestealer in the Space Hulk Olethros with Storm Bolter and Force Sword in hand. The Librarian is a Psyker, granting him access to powerful psychic abilities such as chain lighting, a powerful lightning bolt, which arcs between multiple enemies; and Shockwave, which blasts enemies back from you. You will need to utilize the full armory of the Deathwing company, your powerful psychic abilities, as well as the squad members under your command to fend off the xenos threat.
The Genestealers adapt their behaviour, based on their numbers, their type, and your actions. Commanding your teammates to cover you, block doors to prevent genestealers from flanking you, heal you, or hold a key position, is vital to survival in the depths of the Space Hulk. By playing the campaign you also unlock new weaponry for use by you and your squadmates, along with gaining experience to spend on three skill trees to unlock powerful new abilities.
Space Hulk: Deathwing will be out this December on PC, and will hit the PS4 and Xbox One in “early” 2017.