The Steam pre-order beta for the PC version of Space Hulk: Tactics will begin on September 25 and run up until the launch of the game, publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Cyanide Studio announced.
In the beta, players will be able to play as either the Terminators or the Genestealers in skirmish and multiplayer matches across five maps. The full customization system, map editor, and a preview of each faction’s campaign will also be playable. Save data from the beta can be carried over to the full release, allowing players to continue where they left off. And pre-order bonuses will also be available in the beta, granting players access to second founding chapters and other alternate versions of the base game’s Blood Angels, Space Wolves, Dark Angels, and Ultramarines chapters.
Focus Home Interactive will release regular updates for the beta to address bugs adn balance issues as reported by the community. On launch day, players will gain access to more oficial maps, as well as the two complete single-player campaigns.
In addition to the beta information, Focus Home Interactive also released a new trailer profiling the Genestealers. Here is an overview of the creature, via Focus Home Interactive:
The festering malice at the heart of the Space Hulk, the Genestealers are ready to cut down any and all Space Marine Terminators that come aboard. Their strategies and play style are completely different, creating truly asymmetrical multiplayer. Using their numbers and agility to their advantage, the Genestealers are a more aggressive force, but one with less options on how to handle each situation.
Space Hulk: Tactics is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 9.
Watch the Genestealers trailer below.