Warhammer 40K FPS Necromunda: Hired Gun announced

Focus Home Interactive have unveiled their newest upcoming game, an indie-developed first person shooter set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe called Necromunda: Hired Gun.

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This latest Games Workshop adaptation is coming sooner than you might think , Necromunda: Hired Gun having been tagged with a June 1st, 2021 launch date. This is the latest project from studio StreumOn who brought us 2018 Warhammer 40K shooter, Space Hulk: Deathwing Edition.

Necromunda: Hired Gun will be coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. Pre-orders for the game are now live and will bag you some bonus cosmetic items.

Here’s the game’s official synopsis:

Pick your contracts. Hunt your targets. Collect the bounty.

Navigate an ocean of crime and corruption to balance the bloody ecosystem of Necromunda as a merciless hired gun. The money’s good, the dog’s loyal, and the gun’s reliable – but can you survive the hunt? Necromunda: Hired Gun is an indie fast-paced, violent, and thrilling FPS set in the darkest reaches of Warhammer 40,000’s most infamous hive city.

For the right price, eliminate the most notorious gangers and mutants. Your armory is a sprawling arsenal. Your body is enhanced with a dozen customizable augments to run on walls and leap over chasms. Your cyber-mastiff will sniff out and kill enemies for you, while your grappling hook allows quick, agile traversal of the massive environments.

  • An indie fast-paced FPS in the Warhammer 40,000 universe
  • Upgrade and fight alongside your loyal cyber-mastiff
  • Endless weapon and augment customisation
  • Upgrade, advance, and level up as you collect bounties

Last year Focus Home Interactive published Necromunda: Underhive Wars, a third person tactics games directly inspired by its tabletop namesake.

Necromunda should be instantly familiar to those who wargaming hobby enthusiasts. Created by Games Workshop in 1995, it’s a skirmishing spin-off from their ever-popular Warhammer 40,000 franchise. However there are some keys differences. Instead of huge battlefields being torn apart by entire armies and their machines of war, Necromunda is set within a city contested by warring gangs in search of plunder and dominance. There’s more of a Mad Max/Cyberpunk vibe and it was only recently that Games Workshop revived the Necromunda tabletop game.

Hired Gun certainly looks promising from the glimpses of gameplay we’ve seen. Hopefully the shooting gameplay is more dynamic compared to Streum’s Space Hulk – if it is, we can easily see ourselves scouring the Necromunda’s hive city for bounties.

Source: Press Release

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