Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader introduces its Companions in a new trailer

Owlcat Games has unveiled a new trailer for their upcoming turn-based cRPG, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader. They provide an extensive introduction to the Companions that players can recruit into their party.

First off, Abelard Werserian is an Ex-Imperial Navy officer that can get up, close, & personal to dish out damage. He is said to be "capable of returning blows" back to foes.

Idira Tlass, an Unsanctioned Psyker, is an unpredictable diviner with psychic powers. Her abilities can buff the offensive and defensive capabilities of a player's party.

Pasqal Haneumann, an Adeptus Mechanicus, is primarily a party member that brings utility to the party composition with a vast array of buffs and debuffs at their disposal. Despite being a utility-first character, Pasqal still wields powerful weaponry to fend off enemies.

Cassia Orsellio, a Navis Nobilite, is a navigator that can open her third eye to devastate the opposition.

Heinrix van Calox of the Holy Inquisition is a sanctioned psyker and combat veteran. He also perfers head-on confrontations due to his skills revolving around shielding and empowering himself.

Jae Heydari is a Cold Trader that has a lot of leadership experience under her belt. She can issue commands that can turn even lesser capable party members into serious threats out on the battlefield. 

Sister Argenta of the Adepta Sororitas specializes in dealing damage from afar and possesses unparalleled mobility. Her acts of faith can turn even the most hopeless circumstances around.

Ulfar from the Adeptus Astartes is built for warfrare; he shines in close combat due to his Fenrisian nature. 

Finally, Yrliet Lanaevyss is an Aeldari Ranger who, as you might expect, excels with her ranged combat abilities. Her trusty long rifle aids her in annihilating enemies from long distances.

It's up to players to decide what kind of party composition they want in Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader.

Owlcat Games also confirmed that multiplayer co-op will be coming to the game on day one when it launches on the Windows PC version; the feature will arrive later post-launch on the Mac and console versions.

No release date has been set for Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader yet.

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.games

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.

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