Space Hulk Rekindles Battle Between Marines And Genestealers In 2013
Earlier this morning, the developers at Full Control announced a partnership with Games Workshop to bring the classic Warhammer 40,000 property, Space Hulk, to iOS, PC and Mac in 2013. The idea is to recreate the board game experience, first released in 1989, albeit digitally.
In case you never played it, Space Hulk takes place aboard a seemingly abandoned vessel, where Space Marine Terminators square off against dangerous aliens known as Genestealers. Full Control plans to base this title on the Sin of Damnation campaign from the 3rd edition board game, complete with a 12-mission single-player campaign and cross-platform multiplayer, where players go head-to-head as marines and aliens, respectively.
"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!"
On a personal note, we've yet to check out Space Hulk, but were always curious about the old Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels video game for PlayStation and Saturn. That said, we look forward to seeing what Full Control has to offer.