Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader New Trailer and Beta Access

Written by Marcello TBL

Rogue Trader cRPG

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is the first classic role-playing game with turn-based combat set in the legendary grim darkness of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The developer, Owlcat Games, the same behind the Pathfinder CRPGs, has just dropped a new trailer showing off new locations, enemies, and a new companion – a Space Wolf named Ulfar. They’ve also given a peek into the role of Chaos in the game’s narrative.

Players be stepping into the shoes of a Rogue Trader, a sort of space-faring merchant with a license from the Emperor Himself to explore the fringes of Imperial space. The game’s action is set in the Koronus Expanse, a dangerous and unexplored region on the far frontiers of the Imperium of Man. Players will be visiting lost and forgotten worlds, as well as planets claimed by humanity, all ripe for the taking or plundering and watch out for potential allies and dangerous enemies, including Chaos cults and alien Xenos.

Now, here’s the cool part: Anyone who pre-orders any version of the game will get access to the Beta on June 1, 2023. This Beta will extend the amount of content available and features the prologue and the first three chapters of the game where players will meet faithful and sophisticated companions like a mighty power-armoured Space Marine, a lethal Aeldari Ranger, or a courageous Sister of Battle.

Below an overview of the game via Steam and the new trailer.

Explore the Koronus Expanse.

Traverse incredible distances in your giant voidship, traveling between a multitude of systems across the Koronus Expanse, a barely charted and incredibly perilous area of space. Despite being considered a backwater of the Imperium, this region encompasses an enormous stretch of the void filled with prodigious opportunities for profit and exploration.

Your decisions matter, Lord-Captain.

Show your subjects mercy or disdain, stay faithful to the God-Emperor, or consort with enemies of Mankind – every decision and every act of the Rogue Trader sends ripples throughout the entire sector, changing the in-game world and those who inhabit it.

Gather your crew.

Rogue Traders never travel alone. Gather your retinue that might include holy warriors, twisted psykers and perfidious xenos. All of them are ready to follow you into the darkness between the stars. They will offer you counsel, aid you in battle, and allow you to gather ever more power. In return, you can guide them through their personal journeys, changing their destinies forever.

Plan your actions carefully.

Slaughter the enemies of Mankind in a fully-fledged turn-based combat system. Take advantage of cover, the environment, and careful positioning to overpower your enemies. When that is not enough – use your companion`s powerful abilities to turn the tide of battle and achieve victory even in the direst of situations. Our video game adaption of the classic Rogue Trader rule set allows an enormous number of possibilities for you to explore.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.