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Necromunda: Underhive Wars gets a teaser trailer

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Necromunda: Underhive Wars gets a teaser trailer

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Tue 6 March 2018, 20:27:35

Tags: Focus Entertainment; Necromunda: Underhive Wars; Rogue Factor

Remember Necromunda: Underhive Wars, the tactical turn-based adaptation of the Warhammer 40k tabletop game Necromunda from Mordheim developer Rogue Factor that was announced last January? If you've forgotten about it, that's because we've heard almost nothing about it since. Unusually in this day and age, it seems that publisher Focus Home Interactive chose to reveal the game right when it began development, and there was literally nothing to show. Last month Underhive Wars made an appearance at Focus Home's annual press event, but other than a brief preview at a PlayStation site nothing much came out of that. Today at last the marketing machine has officially come to life with the release of the game's first trailer, a brief teaser introducing the Underhive's two main gangs. Focus Home published it with an announcement:

Necromunda: Underhive Wars is the first video game adaptation of the Games Workshop tabletop game, with a unique setting and perspective on the Warhammer 40,000 universe, which saw a new version launch to critical success late 2017. Created by Rogue Factor, developers of Mordheim: City of the Damned, Necromunda: Underhive Wars blends fast-paced tactical combat with RPG elements and deep unit customization, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Step into the twisted tunnels and rusted corridors of the Underhive in a new teaser trailer, seeing life from the view of a hardened Escher gang member.

The turn-based tactical gameplay pits you against rival gangs in brutal gunfights, taking place in huge, vertical environments. Necromunda is a planet covered in poisonous ash wastes, forcing its population to live in Hive Cities, massive man-made structures built up over thousands of years to serve just one purpose: provide to the Imperium. In Hive Primus, the rich and noble live above the clouds in the Spire while the poorest and worst-off live in a massive and forgotten subterranean metropolis, the Underhive, where criminals fight in a perpetual gang war for control.

Command one of Necromunda’s iconic gangs, embracing anarchy, violence and death in an endless war for control to dominate this hellish place. Pick between the Eschers, an all-female gang who have made their name through selling drugs and chemicals throughout the Underhive, or the Goliaths, hulking warriors worshipping physicality and using strength-enhancing drugs to dominate in battle. Other gangs will be unveiled in the coming months.

Compose your gang carefully, based on the style of warfare you want to wage. Every fighter is highly customisable in loadout and appearance, and has access to a career which unlocks further skills, traits, weapons, and visual elements. Battle in the vertical environments of the Underhive, use raised walkways to push a high ground advantage, set traps for unwitting victims, and ambush your foes to force them into bloody melee engagements. With each battle won, your gang members grow in power, earning more powerful skills and loot, but beware! Even victories will result in casualties - deaths and injuries are permanent, and you’ll need to live with the consequences of every battle.

For an even deeper challenge, Conquest Mode offers an endless campaign featuring 4X mechanics between the turn-based battles. Fight over key territory to take complete control and prove your gang is the most fearsome on Necromunda! Then bring your unique gangs online, challenging other players in competitive multiplayer, and claim the Underhive for yourself!

Necromunda: Underhive Wars will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

If the development timeline of Mordheim is any example, we should be getting a gameplay trailer soon enough. No mention of an Early Access release this time, though.

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