The iron-clad space marines of the Warhammer 40,000 universe are finally coming to a virtual reality headset near you.
Steel Wool Studios, the developer of VR games like Bounce and Quar: Battle for Gate 18, recently announced The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth, a new game set in Game Workshop’s iconic tabletop universe, based upon the board game of the same name. It’s set to arrive in Early Access later this year with both VR and non-VR options. Specific headsets haven’t yet been announced, but the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are a good bet.
Check out the first trailer below.
Like the real game, The Horus Heresy is a tactical turn-based skirmish that will offer fans that chance to step into the armor of the hulking space marines. In the game’s single-player campaign you’ll fight through the underground arcologies of Caith, joining Ultramarines to fend off various factions of enemies.
There’s also set to be a multiplayer mode, in which non-VR players can go head-to-head with those inside the headset.
Over the course of Early Access, players can expect to see a full single-player campaign with 24 missions added, while new units and multiplayer maps will also be sprinkled throughout. The pre-release phase is expected to last around six to eight months, so expect a full launch around August next year.