Independent game developer Hammerfall Publishing has released the opening cinematic to the Warhammer 40,000: Regicide campaign giving fans their first glimpse of the upcoming single-player campaign story. Additionally, they announced that it will come to Early Access on Steam on May 5th.

The video features a mysterious transmission sent from the remote world of Hethgar Prime. The frontier world is in peril, and the feared warriors of the Space Marines are dispatched to investigate. On arrival, the Space Marines find themselves up against unexpected adversaries in the struggle to liberate Hethgar Prime and investigate the source of the ominous transmissions.

This transmission is linked to the multi-part Blood Angels campaign, featuring 50 thrilling story driven missions, narrated by voice actor Brian Dobson (famed for his past work on the Dawn of War series). The Regicide Blood Angels campaign will be revealed in several acts throughout the course of Early Access.

Regicide is a fresh take on the Warhammer universe, featuring an intense mix of strategy and cinematic gameplay. An original and brutal take on turn-based strategy, Regicide fuses characters, abilities and environments derived from the Warhammer 40,000 universe from Games Workshop, with traditional strategy and new action-heavy gameplay elements.

Regicide features a tactical, single-player Blood Angels campaign and also includes a cross-platform multiplayer experience. Play against opponents worldwide as traditional gaming meets highly detailed production as shortly after the PC’s release, Warhammer 40,000: Regicide will release on mobile as well. Players will be able to sign up to a unified account which will ensure a great and consistent cross-platform multiplayer gaming experience.

Every few weeks after the launch of Early Access, Hammerfall Publishing will offer content updates adding new and exciting gameplay add-ons such as new Chapters, Clans and a host of incentives, rewards and unlockables for participating in the Regicide online forums and community.

Phase 1 features the Space Marine Blood Angels and Ork Goffs, plus White Scars and Bad Moons as exclusive community rewards for early supporters.

Fans who participate in the Regicide forums will also be eligible for in-game rewards and bonus content which Hammerfall will reveal soon.