From Press Release:
Nicosia, Cyprus (August 24, 2023) – Leading cRPG developer Owlcat Games is excited to announce today via the IGN 2023 gamescom livestream that its upcoming turn-based cRPG, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, will feature cooperative multiplayer. The all-new trailer introduces nine of Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader’s companions who will join (and be embodied by) players in this original narrative set in the grim darkness of the far future.
Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is an isometric turn-based roleplaying game where players become one of the galaxy’s most revered privateer voidship captains. In service to the Emperor and the Imperium, the titular Rogue Trader’s autonomy allows them to venture into the unknown with privileges and power beyond a normal citizen’s comprehension. But this path is not one to be taken alone; the Rogue Trader must make unlikely allies and join forces with the likes of a mighty Space Marine, deadly Aeldari, devout Sister of Battle, eccentric Psykers, and other fearsome Xenos as they explore the furthest reaches of the galaxy.
The companions of Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader include Abelard Werserian, the Steadfast First Officer; IdIdira Tlass, the dangerous Unsanctioned Psyker; Pasqal Haneumann, the enigmatic Tech-Priest; Cassia Orsellio, the unsettling Navigator; Yrliet Lanaevyss, the mysterious Aeldari Ranger; Heinrix van Calox, the dauntless Ordo Xenos Interrogator; Jae Heydari, the sly Cold Trader; Ulfar, Space Marine Battle-Brother; and Sister Argenta, the righteous Sister of Battle. Full companion descriptions can be found at https://roguetrader.owlcat.
The fates of the Rogue Trader’s companions and the events surrounding them are determined by players; every decision ripples across space as they hold the entire Koronus Expanse in their grasp. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader’s newly announced cooperative mode will allow players to call in their battle brethren anytime and anywhere to collectively craft unique stories.
Multiplayer co-op will be available on day one for the Windows PC version of Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader and post-launch for Mac and console versions.
Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader will release on Windows PC via Steam, GOG, and the Owlcat Games store and consoles; a release date will be announced in the near future. Fans can become a founder and pre-order the game in digital standard and collector’s editions directly from Owlcat Games to gain instant access to the Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader beta.