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Aiming for a vague 2023 release, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader keeps steadily trucking along, with Owlcat Games releasing a closed alpha build just last month. But beyond that, lately they've been drip-feeding us with various teases and sneak peeks, and now, you can find them all in one place.
If you'd like to learn more about some of the game's companions, see a few bits of concept art, and even watch several bite-sized video previews, the link above has it all. There's also this quick recap of all the recently revealed stuff:
And here are the text bits:
And here we are again, in January of 2023. Before we start a new year of exciting reveals and news about Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader let us look at what we showed in the last four months of 2022. Also, if you have only recently started to follow our development, we recommend you check out our previous digest.
So let us start with the most exciting part of our reveals - companions. We showed a good selection of them during the Autumn and early Winter.
We kicked things off with Battle Sister Argenta! Many of those who were lucky enough to try out the closed Alpha already fell in love with her ability to purge heretics with the flamer like no one else. And we totally understand.
If you enjoy purging heretics then there’s more than just the Adepta Sororitas to assist you. The Holy Inquisition also joins the action, specifically Interrogator Heinrix van Calox, a powerful psyker who can go mano-a-mano against just about anything thanks to his psychic abilities and fancy swordplay.
Oh, too much blind faith for you? Well, first of all, visit your local inquisitorial office. If you, somehow, are still alive after this refreshing experience then check out our first xenos companion in the party, Aeldari Ranger - Yrliet Lanaevyss. And yes, the first. That means that there will be more. Just wait a little bit for the details!
Last, but certainly not least is Jae Heydari, a successful Cold Trader who joins your crew for exclusively business reasons. Or so she says. Some of you had a really good memory and spotted that it was her who helped us tease the game reveal back in May!
We also brought you more portraits of important NPCs. Your predecessor Theodora von Valancius, the Vox Master of your ship and the Archon of the Reaving Tempest, Iremeryss.
Let’s keep going with all that great art with a look at the book event’s art. These are as Warhammer as you can get, dripping with details and flavor of a grim and dark future. For those, who are new to our games - this art will show up in the game as illustrations for book events, they are close to text quests in terms of what you do.
And to finish hyping up our artists (they 100% deserve this, though) - concept art! We showed a lot of this in the last four months. Your companions, enemies, NPCs in general, and even a banner of the Von Valancius family!
The pictures are cool, but what about the videos? Oh, we have some pretty cool videos for you. For example, a dev. diary about Rogue Traders – who they are, what they will do, and what choices they are forced to make. Everything is neatly packed in one video.
And a new trailer! Trailers are cool, especially when they are about the gameplay. And we’ve released just that! A good imperial citizen should play it every morning, or so we heard. The only thing that you can use as a substitution is our main theme.
For those who enjoy nitty-gritty details about the process of game development, there’s something for you too – enjoy!
That’s it! 2022 was great if you are a fan of us or Warhammer 40,000 in general. We can’t thank you enough for the support you have shown us throughout the year. And we can assure you, there are more things to come — we're just getting started!