Space Hulk: Tactics is available today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and for PC on Steam

The game is a new Turn-Based strategy title, set in the world of Warhammer 40k, a world set in the year 40,000 where humanity is at war with multiple alien species and hanging on by its fingernails against total annihilation.

The game promises to be a faithful adaptation of the 2-player tabletop game from which it borrows its name, following a group of space marines as they aim to destroy a group of aliens known as Genestealers.

“On the side of humanity stand the Space Marine Terminators, genetically modified super soldiers clad in heavy armour and equipped with extraordinary firepower that turns them into effective walking tanks. Opposing them are the Genestealers, insidious inhabitants of the floating amalgamations of smashed-together starships called space hulks, hiding inside every pipe and duct, prepared to rend anything that comes close to pieces with glistening claws.”

The game gives a major Doom-meets-Alien-meets-Chess vibe, and includes a unique card system for customising your squadrons. The game’s campaign is split into two halves, with each campaign following a non-linear storyline. A mission editor, inspired by the clip-together nature of the board game, means players will be able to create and share their own maps quickly and easily.