What to look forward to: Warhammer video games span several genres, from real-time strategy (Dawn of War) and turn-based (Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters) to sports (Blood Bowl) and shooters (Space Marine). But one area she never explored is CRPG. This changes with Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader.
Announced during Games Workshops’ annual Skulls showcase event. Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader will be the first CRPG in the company’s vast universe. If this trailer didn’t get you excited, the fact that it’s being developed by Owlcat games should make you boil over with RPGs.
Owlcat is the studio behind Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, two well crafted and very deep CRPGs.
In the game, players take on the role of a titled Rogue Trader, “scion of an ancient dynasty of daring privateers who rule their own trading empire and explore the fringes of Imperial space with the blessing of the Emperor himself.” Companions include a Space Marine, an Aldari Ranger, and a Sister of Battle. There’s also the promise of life-changing decisions and some high-impact turn-based battles.
The name Rogue Trader comes from the first edition of the board game Warhammer 40,000 released in 1987. Part of the Rogue Trader name was eventually removed.
A release date for Rogue Trader has yet to be announced, but Owlcat Games says that those who pre-order the top tier package will have access to both the early alpha and beta versions of the game, allowing them to provide feedback on the development of the game for developers. Studio.
Core Digital Pack (digital copy for PC, beta access) costs $39.99. The $49.99 Premium Package also gives you the Voidship model, three in-game items, and your name in the credits; The $69.99 Ultimate Pack adds a digital artbook and other goodies; and the $99 developer package includes access to the alpha version. There will also be a collector’s edition coming soon.
The idea of a Divinity: Original Sin-style game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe is certainly enticing to fans. With the excellent Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters proving popular and Space Marine 2 on the horizon, the franchise’s bleak future looks promising.
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