Bullets fly and monsters menace in over-the-top Space Hulk: Deathwing trailer

Be the librarian. Kill all the baddies.

Be the librarian. Kill all the baddies.

Warhammer 40,0000 is nothing if not crazily over-the-top, as this new trailer for a first-person shooter set in the far-future setting of the game universe shows.

This is the first video captured exclusively within the game engine, Unreal Engine 4, showing off all the lighting and texture effects in great detail.

In this game from developer Streum On Studio, you’ll play as a Librarian of the Deathwing, an elite force of hugely-armored badasses from the future who are trapped in a Space Hulk, a massive derelict space ship drifting in the outer reaches of the galaxy. You’ll take on hordes of Genestealers, the Alien-like enemies who are out to, well, kill you dead.

Check out the trailer below.

Bullets fly and monsters menace in over-the-top Space Hulk: Deathwing trailer

Space Hulk: Deathwing will be a first-person shooter set in the universe of Games Workshop’s cult-classic Space Hulk board game, itself set in the table top gaming universe of Warhammer 40,000.

The spaceships called Space Hulks drift along in the slow currents of the Warp, a weird other dimension of Chaos. They’re aggregated from mangled asteroids and other space-debris, including shipwrecked galaxy cruisers. They can grow to the size of a moon and contain vast treasures and lost technologies. They also can have infestations of nasty aliens, the Genestealers.

As you battle your way through the game’s claustrophobic Space Hulk corridors, you’ll master your Librarian’s powers, leveling up your skills and abilities while unlocking new powers via special relics and new weapons.

It all sounds like a lot of explosive fun, complete with big hulking armor and even bigger guns to chew through the scary Genestealers, including that massive boss at the end of the trailer right there.

The game will come out on PlayStaion 4, Xbox One and PC sometime this year, though more details haven’t been specified.

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