W40K Rogue Trader alpha test is now live for a limited audience that can peruse a fraction of the content that the full game will have.
In order to gain access to the alpha test, the fans will need to splurge on one of the two most expensive editions of the game - either Developer's Digital Pack or the Collector's Edition .
Those who do get access can look forward to the first of the five chapters of the game.
Four major locations of the Koronus Expanse have been mentioned so far:
- Footfall - a void station filled with both loyal subjects and the enemies of the Imperium but it's hard to distinguish if any of them qualify as the "good guys"
- Dargonus - hive world capital of the rogue trader's empire and their family seat
- Janus - agri-world where the locals are clashing with the governor, and the player can shift the balance of power
- Kiava Gamma - an industrial world with hints of the Warp spice
There are other locations that the players will visit but these are the big hitters. Additionally, there will be activities in the open space such as pirate attacks, planet exploration and starting colonies.
Mentioned companions so far include the Seneschal, Tec-Priest, Navigator, Psycher, Interrogator, Battle Sister, a smuggler and a xeno, one that we assume is the Eldari ranger.