Fans of the Warhammer 40,000 universe and classic RPGs rejoice as Owlcat Games, creators of the popular Pathfinder RPGs, unveiled Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader today at the Warhammer Skulls Showcase.

Set in the darkness of the 41st Millennium, the turn-based CRPG combines rich worldbuilding and lore developed over decades with the diverse characters and far-reaching decisions that Owlcat are known for. The title will be released for PC and consoles.

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Award-winning studio Owlcat Games today announced Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, the first classic turn-based RPG set in the Grimdark future of Warhammer 40,000. The game is being developed in close cooperation with Games Workshop and will be released for PC and consoles. A first look at the gameplay was given at the Warhammer Skulls Showcase. Those who can't wait to get their hands on an earlier version of the title and help develop it can now do so on the Owlcat Games website purchase a Founder's Pack. 

Players take on the role of a Free Trader, descended from a venerable family of daring privateers who rule a trading empire and explore the fringes of Imperial dominion in the name of the Emperor himself. Thanks to the Trade Authority, Free Traders have unimaginable privileges and powers, and are also tasked with expanding the borders of the Empire. The player has a gigantic void ship of immense strength and a huge crew just waiting to carry out the orders of their leader at their disposal. It is up to the player to show mercy to his subjects or treat them with contempt, to remain loyal to the Emperor or to join forces with enemies of mankind - every decision of the Free Trader influences entire solar systems and changes the in-game world and its inhabitants.

The game is set in the Koronus Reach, a dangerous and uncharted region on the outer frontier of the human empire. Many explorers have fallen victim to this place and never returned.

One of the cornerstones of CRPGs are remarkable and complex companions - and of course such are also found in Rogue Trader. A mighty Space Marine, a restless Eldar Ranger, or even a brave member of the Adepta Sororitas armed with boltguns and prayers represent just a small portion of the companions who join the Rogue Trader on his adventures.

“We are really excited to be able to start a new chapter in the history of Owlcat Games. Working with such a remarkable world as Warhammer 40,000 is a great honor for us, but of course also a great responsibility and challenge for us as a team. The darkness of the 41st millennium is a harsh place filled with boundless evil, unseen victims, and immense threats and challenges. All of this can be seamlessly combined with an exciting RPG story that gives the player great freedom for in-game decisions,” says Oleg Shpilchevsky, Head of Owlcat Games. "We want to provide the game with everything that CRPG fans love: fateful choices, non-linear stories, powerful and diverse companions, coupled with complex gameplay to master."

From now on, fans can support the game by purchasing one of the Founder's Packs and becoming part of the team behind Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader. Those who choose to support the developers from the ground up will gain access to alpha and beta versions of the game, help the team shape the game through feedback, and receive a variety of unique rewards and backer items.

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