Space Hulk going digital
December 11, 2012 // 10:04 a.m.
Games Workshop's tense space-dungeon crawling board game Space Hulk set in the grim-dark Warhammer 40,000 universe is making its way to PC, Mac and iOS next year.
The title will be a 3D digital representation of the board game and will feature single player and competitive and co-operative multiplayer modes. The multiplayer modes will interestingly be available cross platform.
The game's single player will run to 12 missions pitting players against genestealer AI. It will also come with a level editor to allow players to share their own creations and downloadable content has already been planned.
The title is being developed by Denmark-based studio Full Control which has used a similar 3D tactical turn based engine in its previous titles Tactical Soldier - Undead Rising and Frontline Tactics.
'Since playing the board game decades ago I have always wanted to recreate this slice of Warhammer 40,000 as a computer game,' said Full Control chief executive Thomas Hentschel Lund. '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.'
Space Hulk was initially released as a board game in 1989 and has had several physical editions, most recently launching in 2009 as a much coveted limited edition box set. It also already made the transition to a digital format back in 1993, releasing on PC and Amiga systems.
THQ also still holds the rights to make games in the Warhammer 40,000 universe and last week, Games Workshop granted The Creative Assembly a license to work with the Fantasy counterpart to the IP.