Focus Home Interactive have announced a new Warhammer 40,000 game adaptation to be developed by Rogue Factor. Necromunda: Underhive Wars will be a turn-based tactical RPG based on the now-22 year old cult tabletop game Necromunda, and is coming to both PC and consoles, though the specifics have yet to be stated.
It features rival gangs of warriors in an endless war for control of the Underhive, a large warren-like system of tunnels full of factories and forgotten technologies that lies under Hive City.
In the tabletop game the Underhive is a heavily polluted industrial environment with a more 3D layout than other 40k properties. It promises to be full of anarchy, violence, betrayal and death, as any sort of civilisation is long gone, likely making it an excellently chaotic setting for a game.
Rogue Factor was formed to develop their previous game, a Warhammer 40,000 adaptation Mordheim: City of the Damned for PC and consoles. It got a 5/10 here at TSA and the console version hooked TSA staffer Jim despite almost breaking him. Both versions hover just above 70 on Metacritic.
Necromunda: Underhive Wars is the latest in a rather large selection of games in partnership with Games Workshop as hey appear to be opening up their back catalogues to video game adaptations. Three Warhammer 40k video games released last year alone and two more are due to release this year, so fans of the gaming universe are rather well served.
More information about Necromunda: Underhive Wars will be released at Focus Home Interactive’s What’s Next event in Paris which begins on the 1st February.