Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Set to Go Live on Steam Early Access

Coming off the back of its success on the mobile platform, with more than 1 million downloads and a score of 4.2 and 4.5 on the Google Play Store and the iTunes Store respectively, Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf will be extending its reach with a launch onto the Steam Early Access program for PC.

Set for release today, 17 February 2017 at 22:00 SAST, Warhammer 40,000 Space Wolf is a card-driven, turn-based tactical title featuring an RPG style twist that puts players onto the battlefield in the role of one of the elite Space Wolves where you can embark on either a single-player, story-driven campaign or take to the battlefield in PVP based combat.  

From the official press release: “Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is based on Games Workshop’s world-famous dystopian science fantasy universe. The game takes place in a dark and violent universe ravaged by wars between the Imperium of Man, a brutal theocracy which rules over more than a million worlds, and its many enemies. Myriad races and forces fight for dominance in the galaxy; the young and idealistic  Tau; the robotic undead Necrons, the ancient and proud Eldar and their cousins, the evil Dark Eldar; the brutal and reckless Orks; the alien, terrifying forces of the Tyranids, seeking to devour all life; and finally the Chaos Gods and its forces, who delight in the corruption and destruction they spread.”

Take command of a Space Wolves squad led by Valgard Twice Slain. Your great company’s strike cruiser fell into a trap set by Chaos Space Marines of the World Bearers Legion – causing you to make a forced landing on Kanak, a volcano-wracked feral world, inhabited by tribes of ruthless barbarians. Not only must you survive, but you must emerge victorious.”

Use your own deck of cards and engage in close and ranged combat, using turn-based mechanics to drive the on-screen actions of your characters using a variety of equipment, movement and special action cards. Progress through the campaign and earn new, more powerful cards and upgrades to defeat even stronger enemies as you level up your team of Space Wolves.

Key features include:

  • An epic single player campaign, spanning hostile environments on a distant planet
  • Combat the Word Bearers, fanatical and deadly traitors who serve the Chaos Gods
  • Challenge your brothers in PvP multiplayer and earn ultimate rewards by proving your leadership
  • Decide between different armour types to match your own play style, strategy and tactics: Grey – Hunter, Wolf Scout or Wolf Guard
  • Enhanced graphics with improved textures and materials
  • Dynamic lighting
  • Improved weapon effects and brand new weather effects
  • Overhauled gameplay

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf will be available on Steam Early Access from 17 February 2017 at the special launch price of $10.19 – R134.06 (15 percent off for the first week) The full game is expected to launch in Q4 of 2017.