Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is the upcoming CRPG from Owlcat Games, whose previous games Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous came with entertaining companions to recruit and sometimes romance. Who knows if there will be a place for the latter in the 41st millennium (where there is only war, as the 40K slogan says), but there will definitely be recruiting.
In a series of blog posts, Owlcat detailed some of the companions that your ship’s captain will be able to choose. We have already learned about Cassia Orsellio – a three-eyed mutant, like all members of the noble navigator Great Houses, whose gift allows her to perceive warp space without going crazy. Also, if she pulls back the diadem that hides her Warp Eye, anyone who looks into it will die, so it’s good for her. And then there’s Pascal Hahnemann, Magos Explorator, a cyborg tech-priest of the Adeptus Mechanicus facing a rift among the faithful.
And in the latest message, the creators introduced a new companion – Sister Argenta of the Sisters of Battle, these fierce and devoted women make up the fighting branch of the Ecclesiarchy, the state church of the Imperium of Man. Probably, she will not be very happy if you suddenly decide to take the side of Chaos.
An orphaned daughter of officers of the Imperial Guard, the child who became Sister Argenta underwent rigorous training at the Schola Progenium, the crucible of the Imperial military elite. Only one memory remained with her before the start of training – or was it just a dream? In this vision, the girl saw the gray hulls of ships and dirty military camps, gloomy trenches, faceless people in the form of Astra Militarum, the roar of a counterattack, a crescendo of her mother’s heartbreaking cry broken by an ominous silence … and the golden Aquila lying among the ashes, so flawless, so alien in this gloomy and bleak environment. The symbol of the God-Emperor of mankind. It seems that Argenta lives and breathes for one purpose – to achieve perfection worthy of the Emperor’s most loyal warriors. She is unstoppable, brash – sometimes too brash. The battlefield is her temple, and bolter shots are the words of her fervent prayer. As she plunges into battle, the ship’s bulkheads echo with the passion of her prayers, and her allies feel energized.
A release date for Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader has yet to be announced, but an alpha version is planned for this year and a beta version for next year.