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Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch Crusading Onto PC

Purge the xenos and all that

The Warhammer 40,000 game I'd really like is still Dawn of War 3, but in the meantime I shall need to investigate other opportunities to wear a big ole skull on my crotch.

Rodeo Games, the folks behind Warhammer Quest, have announced that they're bringing another mobile doodad over to PC a little fancied up, and this one has all the crotchskulls I demand - Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch [official site]. It's a turn-based tactical affair about hunting down and squishing those naughty Tyranids, from cities to the guts of bio-ships, while expanding, levelling up, and equipping your Deathwatch Kill Team.

The Deathwatch, by the way, are a special Space Marine chapter who draw together chaps from loads of different chapters to hunt aliens. They get to play with some of the fanciest Space Marine toys, including heretical alien tech, because they need every edge they can get when e.g. hunting Tyranids.

The PC port has been "remastered and upgraded", Rodeo say, with new dynamic lighting and special effects, new Space Marines from other chapters, and a new UI with customisable controls for keyboard and mouse. You can still tell the art was made with small screens in mind, but that's fine.

Adam was quiet fond of their ported Warhammer Quest, so I'm quietly hopeful. Building and upgrading a Deathwatch squad sounds pretty good to me.

Deathwatch is coming to Steam on October 20th.

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