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Game News Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters Gameplay Reveal Trailer

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  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Complex Games; Frontier Developments; Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters

    Many of our users have been understandably skeptical of Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters, the Gray Knights tactical RPG announced earlier this year with two cinematic trailers in a row. Today's gameplay reveal thus seems to have been a particular revelation, because it doesn't look bad at all. The game looks like a violently gory cartoon but in a good way, with environmental destruction and a strategic space travel layer. The accompanying press release has more details:



    Cambridge, UK – September 2021. Frontier Foundry, the games label of Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, ‘Frontier’), today offered players a first-look at gameplay for its turn-based tactical RPG Warhammer 40,000®: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters, coming up on PC in 2022 in partnership with Warhammer 40,000 creator Games Workshop®.

    Assemble your squad, shaping their abilities through an in-depth skill tree and class system, and customising each Knight to a level worthy of the Emperor’s blessing. Not only will your team build experience from each bloody encounter, but you will also invest resources into the advancement of your Strike Cruiser, ‘The Baleful Edict’ as you hunt the plague from system to system, severing the tendrils of Chaos before they can spread their foul corruption.

    Set across a multitude of evolving maps including crumbling gothic cathedrals and daemon-infested factorums, utilise the battlefield itself to your advantage. Target plasma generators to throw enemies from their hiding spots in the darkness, or bring a crumbling pillar crushing down upon them. Whether you choose to strike down the warp-spawn up close or from afar, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters adds a variety of new mechanics to the turn-based tactics genre.

    Developed by Complex Games, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters places players in command of a squad of Grey Knights, humanity’s greatest weapon, as they battle the forces of Chaos. In an epic new story composed by New York Times bestselling author, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, players will purge the daemonic in brutal turn-based combat as they seek a cure to a mysterious plague sweeping the worlds of the 41st millennium.

    In October, players can expect to find more information on the source of this galactic threat, as the bloom begins to take hold...

    Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters will release on PC in 2022 on Steam and the Epic Games Store, published by Frontier Foundry, and is available to wishlist now.

    Follow the game on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Visit the Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters official website at www.chaosgate.com.
    What do you think, Codex? As mentioned, the next Daemonhunters update will be in October.
     
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  2. Drowed Arcane

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    Turn-based strategy-RPG Warhammer with destructible terrain? Sounds great, at least.
     
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  3. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    That trailer made it look like some weird real time game. I had to look at the steam store page to realize that it's turn based. Either way. Looks neat.
     
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  4. JDR13 Magister

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    Looks decent, but how many turn-based Warrhammer games do we really need? I'd rather have a sequel to Space Marines or Inquisitor to be honest.
     
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  5. Jaedar Arcane Patron

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    Grey Knights hiding behind chest high walls :prosper:
     
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  6. Tavernking Don't believe his lies Patron Shitposter Developer

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    Meh, go play Men of War's 40k mod instead


     
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  7. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Ugh, if I play the Spess Mareens one more time I'm gonna puke.
     
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  8. Van-d-all Liturgist

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    Like most of new W40K it's completely spoiled by mobile low resolution, high contrast aesthetics. Wtf is this? Warcraft 3?

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Thonius Arcane

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    If that game was made by the same dudes who made mechanicus game, it will be decent....
     
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  10. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    yeah i'm gonna need a citation on that

    - space marines taking cover behind cardboard boxes
    - "storm bolter - shoot a target at range 10 to deal 3 dmg"

    into the trash it goes

    the only thing that mechanicus had going for it was the production values, as a tactics game it was terrible
     
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  11. Shadenuat Arcane

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    So pretty close to how actual Kill Team plays in tabletop then. Everything is Obscuring, nobody can hit nobody due to minuses to hit, etc.

    But yeah, yet another nu-Xcom(not).
     
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  12. GreyViper Erudite

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    That moment when you see Grey Knight taking cover, something about that moment I find absolutely hilarious. Does give me a lot of nu-Xcom vibes. Honestly, thats what Firfaxis should have done Tau kill team with battlesuits instead of the Marvel one they did.
     
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  13. Parsimonious cook Augur Patron

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    :hmmm:

    A nu-XCOM clone just as expected.

    I am buying it anyway since it is 40K and I am a massive hammerfag. I wont be disappointed since I expect nothing.
     
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  14. Blackshirt Learned

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    The whole thing really does just look like XCOM: Gay Knights Edition. Totally agree on Mechanicus too, the entire system just felt gimmicky to me.
     
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  15. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    Mechanicus also had decent (relatively) lore-accurate writing, and the humor was pretty on point. But yeah, the tactics part (which is most of the game) is kind of easy after you start steamrolling.

    Why can't they just make Battle Brothers with Astartes? I mean.... it's what people want right?
     
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  16. Blackshirt Learned

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    No, actually the people want Battle Brothers with Orks.
     
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  17. Parsimonious cook Augur Patron

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    Nah, I want Battle Brothers with the Arbites and Sisters of Battle hunting down heretics.

    The good thing about 40K is the massive variety. They could just release the game with Space Marines and then milk it with faction DLCs for ages.
     
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  18. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    I can't help but feel that GW is slowly but assuredly shifting their focus to digital media, but they have an ass backwards way of doing it. What its fans want are lore-accurate, grimdark games but so far they are producing games/media for the general audience (even skewing towards the younger audience) with things like the mobile game Lost Crusade and whatever the hell Warhammer Adventures is.

    I swear, all IPs are destined to be some generic moneycow version of itself once it passes critical mass.
     
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    I'll take Battle Brothers with absolutely anything, but for the love of God, not fucking Space Marines again...

    That's another thing Mechanicus had going for it - while (kinda) the same faction, at least it wasn't Space Marines.
     
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  20. Parsimonious cook Augur Patron

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    Funny you mention that, since there has been a lot of talk lately about how the GW execs want to basicaly cash-out of the table top business and go more mainstream. They even started to shit on the 40K youtubers a bit more than usual as of late.



     
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  21. Blackshirt Learned

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    >Archie
    :killit:


    Yeah that whole IP thing got a lot of people mad but normal fans of the hobby don't give a shit since we don't watch bad fan fiction like TTS anyway and the only people complaining are other useless tubers and no-model secondaries, who now feel the need to BOYCOOT a product they were never purchasing in the first place. Tbf, GW is entirely within their rights to clamp down on what is irrefutably copyright infringement (others making money off of their IP), especially considering that with Warhammer+ they have their own official animation programs going on.

    Also GW has been giving out the 40k licence to shovelware devs for years, that isn't new at all.
     
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  22. TheDiceMustRoll Game Analist

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    Don't forget the people that "love" games workshop and farm clout shitting on them all day every day.
     
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  23. TheDiceMustRoll Game Analist

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    Its kind of funny how often these get grunted out, they just announced a new shitty 40k mobile tactics game too. We had stormground and Battlesector this year already. lol
     
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  24. Shadenuat Arcane

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    How interesting. Seems there is a correlation between hating Arcanum and also slurping corporation asses and hating your own hobby members making cool fan shit.
     
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  25. Blackshirt Learned

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    More like there's a correlation between liking Arcanum and other pieces of subpar art.
     
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