Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is an upcoming CRPG from Owlcat Games, whose previous games Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous came with entertaining companions for recruitment and sometimes romance. Who knows if there will be room for the latter in the 41st millennium (where there is only war, as the 40K logo indicates), but there will certainly be some recruiting.
Across a series of blog posts, Owlcat has detailed some of the companions your vacuum ship captain will be able to choose from. Recently there was Cassia Orcello the navigator (Opens in a new tab), a three-eyed mutant like all members of the noble navigator Great Houses, whose gift allows her to perceive Warpspace without going crazy. Also, if the crown was flipped over hiding her Warp Eye, anyone looking at her would die, so she got this for her. Then there is Pascal Hahnemann, Magus Explorer (Opens in a new tab)a technological cyborg priest from Adeptus Mechanicus who faces division among believers.
They join two previously revealed companions, Abelard the Seneschal (Opens in a new tab) Idira Tlass psychiatric is not subject to sanctions (Opens in a new tab), who were both crewmates of your predecessor who were seen in the trailer. However, we had seen nothing more than a space wolf or battle sister from a master art.
Owlcat’s latest news summary (Opens in a new tab) It also collects three backgrounds that players can choose from for their own character: a commissioner, a former criminal, and a naval officer with a cool mustache. Then it shows some of the enemies that you will face. First they are aeldari, the 40K space elves, and it looks like we’ll have a chance to battle both Drukhari (dark elf bondage pirates and sadomasochism) and asuryani (the specialized high elves who live on Craftworld spaceships after losing their homeworlds). The Assyrian is said to come from the Owlcat’s craft world rather than being there.
Chaos will be another enemy, as the demon Slaanesh and the horrors of Tzeentch appear alongside the mutated Chaos. To help fight them, we’ll apparently get cyberzombie servants and Sicarian Ruststalkers, elite assassins provided by our friends in Adeptus Mechanicus, as well as an arsenal of nails, stick guns, plasma weapons, flames, and chains. He is beautiful.
Concept art also infiltrates many of the locations, with our Void Bridge, overgrown statues in Aldari Ruins, a factory, and the world of Futfall. Footfall is a road station in Segmentum Obscurus at the edge of the Koronus Expanse, which will be the setting of the Rogue Trader, and appears to be a potential center or learning area from which to start an expedition.
A release date for Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader hasn’t been set yet, but an alpha is planned for this year, with a beta next year. If you want to play a game of 40,000 in the meantime, here are all the ranked Warhammer 40,000 games.
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