Space Hulk: Tactics is different from most video game adaptations of the Space Hulk brand, because it lets you in engage in turn-based tactical battles through a full campaign as either the Terminators or the Genestealers.
Cyanide Studio are probably best known for the Blood Bowl series, but they're currently working on the console ports of Space Hulk: Deathwing for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, although with that due to be released soon it looks like they're heading for another take on the franchise with Space Hulk: Tactics.
Space Hulk: Tactics will take you through two, narrative-driven campaigns from the prospective of either a Blood Angels squad – which can be upgraded and customised as you progress through the campaign – or the ultimate shock troopers, Genestealers.
Focus Home Interactive has told us that a new card based system will be incorporated into the game, allowing you to customize your squad before a match, and turn the tide of the battle with special abilities that can be used during those chaotic moments.
Space Hulk: Tactics will put a lot of effort into the multiplayer aspect too, with online competitive multiplayer, putting you in charge of Genestealers or a squad of Space Marines from four different chapters - the Blood Angels, the Space Wolves, the Ultramarines, and the Dark Angels. You can even use a map creation tool to create your own maps, and then share them with other players online or test them against AI opponents.
It'll certainly be interesting to play as the Genestealers for once, if only to purposely let them die for all the pain and suffering they've given us over the years...
Space Hulk: Tactics launches for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation in 2018. We'll know more at Le What’s Next de Focus press event in Paris later this month. Stay tuned!
There's no gameplay footage for Space Hulk: Tactics yet, so check out our Space Hulk: Deathwing review instead!