40K CRPG Rogue Trader Reveals More Companions and Enemies

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is an upcoming CRPG from Owlcat Games, whose previous games Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous both came with entertaining companions to recruit and sometimes romance. Who knows if there will be room for the latter in the 41st millennium (where there is only war, as 40K’s tagline goes), but there will definitely be recruiting going on.

Over a series of blog posts, Owlcat has detailed some of the companions your starship captain will be able to choose from. More recently there was Cassia Orsellio the navigator (opens in a new tab), a three-eyed mutant like all members of the noble Great Houses navigators, whose gift allows her to perceive Warpspace without going mad. Also, if she flips the tiara hiding her Warp Eye, anyone looking at it will die, so she’s got it all. So there is Pasqal Haneumann, Magos explorer (opens in a new tab)a cyborg techno-priest of the Adeptus Mechanicus who faces a schism among the faithful.

They join two previously revealed companions, Abelard the Seneschal (opens in a new tab) and Idira Tlass the unauthorized psyker (opens in a new tab), who were both teammates of your predecessor seen in the trailer. However, we no longer saw the Space Wolf or the Sister of Battle from key art.

Newest from Owlcat news summary (opens in a new tab) also rounds out three of the backgrounds players can choose for their own character: a commissioner, an ex-criminal, and a naval officer with a gorgeous mustache. Then it shows some of the enemies you will face. First up are the aeldari, the 40K space elves, and it looks like we’ll have the opportunity to fight both the drukhari (sadomasochistic dark elf bondage pirates) and the asuryani (hyper-high elves). specialists who live on Craftworld spaceships after the loss of their homeworlds). The asuryani are noted as coming from a Craftworld of Owlcat’s own creation rather than an existing one.

Chaos will be another foe, with Daemonettes of Slaanesh and the Horrors of Tzeentch shown alongside the mutated Chaos apparition. To help fight them, we’ll apparently have cyberzombie minions and Sicarian Ruststalkers, which are elite assassins provided by our friends at the Adeptus Mechanicus, as well as an arsenal of bolters, lasguns, plasma, flamethrowers and chainswords. The good thing is.

Concept art from multiple locations also sneaks in, with the Bridge of Our Emptiness, overgrown statuary in Aeldari Ruins, a manufactorum, and the world of Footfall being depicted. Footfall is a way station in the Segmentum Obscurus at the edge of the Koronus Expanse, which will be the setting for Rogue Trader, and appears to be a potential hub or tutorial area from which to launch an expedition.

No release date for Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader has yet been given, but there is an alpha planned for this year, with a beta next year. If you want to play a 40K game in the meantime, here are all the Warhammer 40,000 games, ranked.

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