Rogue Factor and Focus Home Interactive have given Warhammer fans their first proper look at Necromunda: Underhive Wars, a third person strategy game based on the popular Games Workshop license.
They also confirmed a release date for Necromunda: Underhive Wars, which will launch simultaneously on PC an consoles – including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – next month on September 8th.
Necromunda is a name that should be instantly familiar to those who love their tabletop gaming. Created by Games Workshop in 1995, it’s a skirmishing spin-off from their ever-popular Warhammer 40,000 franchise.
However, there are key differences between Necromunda and 40K. Instead of massive pitched battles between two sci-fi armies and their machines of war, Necromunda is set within a sprawling dystopian city that has definite Mad Max and Judge Dredd undertones. After falling off the grid in the early 2000s, Games Workshop recently brought Necromunda back to life with a new iteration of the popular skirmishing tabletop game. Here’s the official blurb:
Necromunda: Underhive Wars brings you closer to the action than any tactical game before, giving you an over-the-shoulder view of every lethal takedown, brutal melee engagement and explosive firefight. Dive deep in the twisted, vertiginous, dark tunnels of the Underhive in this tactical RPG’s compelling story campaign and Salvage Operations, where rival gangs will fight to the bitter end for personal power, wealth, survival and the honour of their Houses. Lead, grow and customize your gangs in action-packed, persistent game modes, where you’ll bring your forces to fight against the AI, or with up to three other players online. The choices, and consequences, are yours – only the strongest will survive.
From what we’ve seen of Necromunda it already looks like a huge step up for developer Rogue Factor. Their previous game, Mordheim: City of the Damned, was another Games Workshop adaptation focused on their now-defunct Warhammer Fantasy setting.
What’s particularly impressive is how the game will allow you to customise, develop (and thereby become attached to) your warband. We’ll hopefully see more of Necromunda and its playable factions ahead of its release next month.
Source: Press Release