Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is an upcoming CRPG from Owlcat Games, whose earlier video games Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous each got here with entertaining companions to recruit and generally romance. Who is aware of whether or not there can be room for the latter within the forty first millennium (where there’s solely warfare, as 40K’s tagline goes), however there will certainly be some recruiting happening.
Over a collection of weblog posts Owlcat has detailed a number of the companions your voidship captain will have the ability to select from. Most just lately there was Cassia Orsellio the navigator, a three-eyed mutant like all members of the noble navigator Great Houses, whose present lets her understand Warpspace with out going mad. Also, if she flips up the tiara hiding her Warp Eye anybody who seems into it would die, so she’s received that going for her. Then there’s Pasqal Haneumann, Magos Explorator, a cyborg tech-priest of the Adeptus Mechanicus who faces a schism among the many trustworthy.
They be part of two companions beforehand revealed, Abelard the Seneschal and Idira Tlass the unsanctioned psyker, who had been each crewmates of your predecessor seen within the trailer. We have not seen any extra of the Space Wolf or the Sister of Battle from the important thing artwork, nevertheless.
Owlcat’s most up-to-date information abstract additionally rounds up three of the backgrounds gamers can select from for their very own character: a commissar, an ex-criminal, and a naval officer with an exquisite mustache. Then it exhibits off a number of the enemies you may be going through. First up are the aeldari, 40K’s house elves, and it looks like we’ll have alternative to combat each the drukhari (sadomasochistic darkish elf bondage pirates) and the asuryani (hyper-specialized excessive elves who dwell on Craftworld spaceships after the lack of their homeworlds). The asuryani are famous as coming from a Craftworld of Owlcat’s personal creation quite than an current one.
Chaos can be one other foe, with daemonettes of Slaanesh and horrors of Tzeentch proven alongside mutated Chaos spawn. To assist combat them, we’ll apparently get cyberzombie servitors and Sicarian Ruststalkers, who’re elite assassins supplied by our buddies within the Adeptus Mechanicus, in addition to an arsenal of bolter, lasguns, plasma weapons, flamers, and chainswords. Which is sweet.
Concept artwork of a number of places additionally sneaks in, with the bridge of our voidship, overgrown statuary in aeldari ruins, a manufactorum, and the world of Footfall being depicted. Footfall is a waystation within the Segmentum Obscurus on the sting of the Koronus Expanse, which can be Rogue Trader’s setting, and looks like a possible hub or tutorial space to launch an expedition from.
No launch date for Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader has been given but, however there’s an alpha deliberate for this yr, with a beta following subsequent yr. If you would like a 40K game to play within the meantime, here is each Warhammer 40,000 game, ranked.