As part of Games Workshop’s “Warhammer Skulls” showcase, featuring news about games in the Warhammer-Universes was among others Warhammer 40,000 – Rogue Traders announced by Owlcat Games. That for Pathfinder – Kingmaker and Pathfinder-Wrath of the Righteous (In the test, grade 7.0) well-known studio calls the title “the first classic cRPG in the Warhammer 40,000 universe” – in other words, it is an old-school role-playing game with an isometric perspective and tactical gang battles that you will contest with your party. Confirmed potential members of your party include the obligatory Space Marine, an Eldar Ranger, and a Sister of Battle.
Rogue Traders are explorers authorized by the Emperor. Supposed to expand the borders of the Empire, they can make their own fortunes on the edge of the galaxy. You will play the scion of a dynasty of daring entrepreneurs who rule over their own merchant empire. The game will start in the Koronus Field, a vast undiscovered area on the edge of the human sphere of influence. As a discoverer, you will either incorporate various planets into your empire or plunder them directly. On your journey you will of course encounter various dangers, such as xenos and chaos cultists.
Warhammer 40,000 – Rogue Traders will be released for PC and consoles. A release date has not yet been set. However, the title can already be pre-ordered for PC on the official website, which should also grant access to alpha and beta versions. You can see the first gameplay scenes in the announcement trailer attached below.
In addition to news about updates for released games and teasers for titles that are still to be released such as Warhammer 40,000 – Darktide two more new announcements were presented at the event: The retro-trimmed first-person shooter Warhammer 40,000 – Boltgun and the trading card game Warhammer 40,000 – Warp Forge.