The Terminators rise in new Space Hulk: Deathwing trailer

Space Hulk: Deathwing

The first-person shooter Space Hulk: Deathwing was announced a year-and-a-half ago, and I was pretty excited about it even though I'm not a follower of that particular Games Workshop franchise. After all, it is at its core a game about fanatically violent, genetically-enhanced dudes in super-powered combat armor turning ridiculously destructive weaponry against endless hordes of squishy, Xenomorph-like critters who have no apparent survival instinct. Very little not to like there.

This is an "in-engine" trailer, which is industry code for "not actual gameplay," and I was a bit disappointed by that at first. But it's undeniably pretty, and there's something stirring, perhaps even moving, about the slow-motion clash of meat and steel, set to the swinging beats of a Swiss indie band. (Or is that just me?)

Cool trailers notwithstanding, publisher Focus Home Interactive has been very stingy with details about the game thus far: It's being released for "PC and consoles," but there's still no hint as to what you'll need to run it, or when it might come out. Space Hulk: Deathwing will be on display at the Game Developers Conference in March, however, so hopefully we'll find out more then.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.