Before X-COM, there was Warhammer 40,000 and there was Aliens. Well, sometime after that, the creative minds at Games Workshop decided the twain shall meet, coming up with a tabletop game (and later PC favorite) that featured men in large suits battling dastardly Genestealers in derelict space wrecks. It’s not hard to see where Space Hulk inspired a legion of games, most notably StarCraft, and while long dormant as a video game franchise, Space Hulk is coming back in a big way for PC, Mac, and iOS, complete with multi-platform play.
Yep, that’s right, if you’re looking for some exciting Space Marine vs. Genestealer action, you can play against friends regardless of platform. The game will feature a 12-mission single-player campaign with cooperative play. While previous games took place from a first-person perspective, it appears that this new game will take place from a more traditional isometric view that will be friendly to those who’ve recently picked up the rather good XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Space Hulk lands later this year.