Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is the first ever CRPG set in the Warhammer universe, and it is coming to PC and consoles. Developed by Owlcat Games, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader will allow players to reign their own merchant empire however they see fit. You could create a bastion for those under your rule or defy the Emperor if you so wish. The choices will have different consequences. A teaser trailer has been released showing some of the turn based combat, and a general look at some of the locations.
“We’re really excited to open a new chapter in Owlcat Games history. Working on such a remarkable universe as Warhammer 40,000 is a great honour but also a responsibility and challenge for us as a team. The grim darkness of the 41st millennium is a harsh place of unbound evil, untold sacrifices and large-scale threats and challenges that perfectly transitions into an exciting roleplaying narrative that allows an exceptional freedom of in-game choice for the player,” said Oleg Shpilchevsky, Head of Owlcat Games. “We endeavor to bring to the game everything that fans of the cRPG genre love and expect: fateful decisions, non-linear stories, strong and diverse companion cast together with addictive and complex gaming systems to master.”
Through the campaign your Rogue Trader will run into a host of different characters, including those that can be recruited to your party. It has already been confirmed that you will be able to recruit a Space Marine, an Aeldari Ranger, or a Sister of Battle. These are just three of many options with many more faction representatives likely to be rallied to your cause.
While the release date for Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader has not yet been confirmed, players can purchase a Founders Pack now. These packs will grant players access to both the Alpha and Beta tests of the game. Eventually, they will grant unique rewards to those that who have supported Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader early on. These packs , available on Owlcat’s website, have different tiers. The core digital pack, priced at $39.99, grants beta access, a copy of the game, and access to the Discord channel. A premium digital pack grants all of the above plus three exclusive in game items, a unique voidship model, and name in credits. This costs $49.99. The ultimate digital pack gets you everything listed already as well as the digital soundtrack, digital artbook, a poster, and Shrine of Remembrance. If you want the ultimate you’ll have to pay $69.99. There is then the developer’s digital copy which is priced at $99.99. This includes everything listed plus alpha access, an alpha supporter banner, and special thanks in the credits. A collector’s edition is also coming but details have not been confirmed for that.
Source: Press Release