Check out 17 minutes of Space Hulk: Deathwing’s solo campaign

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 19 November 2016 19:54 GMT

Here’s a new video for the first-person shooter Space Hulk: Deathwing, based on the Games Workshop boardgame.

Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, along with a cooperative multiplayer mode, Space Hulk features a solo campaign which was written in collaboration with Black Library author and Dark ​Angels specialist, Gav Thorpe.

What you see above is 17 minutes worth of uncut gameplay from the campaign, which clocks in at around 15 hours when in normal difficulty mode.

If played on harder difficulty and with time taken to explore to find hidden relics along the way, the campaign will last even longer.

The campaign also has huge environments, with lots of “optional areas and secret rooms to discover.”

Here’s what you can expect from the solo campaign, according to developer Streum On Studio:

“In the 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 made available for download on PC, December 9 and will arrive on consoles in 2017.

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