Streum On Studio have announced a return to the world of Warhammer 40,000, going from vast derelict spaceships in Space Hulk: Deathwing to a vast derelict undercity in Necromunda: Hired Gun. Due in June, the first-person shooter stars a mercenary cutting and swinging through the dregs of a WH40K hive city with the help of a cybernetic dog and a grappling hook. Check out the trailer below.
There we are, Ian Beardman, killing people for money in the bowels of a hive city on the forsaken planet of Necromunda. We've got some guns, a grappling hook, and cybernetic upgrades we can upgrade for fancy technopowers. Oh, and we've got a dog friend, who we can also upgrade.
Streum On are no strangers to grim futurecities filled with gangs and robots and mutants, having started out making the janky-but-fascinating E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy. Had the feeling of a giant mod, I say with great affection, lots of ideas and personality and quirks.
E.Y.E. was like a cyberpunk version of Warhammer 40k itself, so I'm glad to see Streum On get to play in this world again - and this time outside the confines of plodding Space Marine Terminator armour. Is it weird that I hope Necromunda: Hired Gun comes out a bit like E.Y.E.? But with a dog. And hey, any game with a grappling hook is at least a 7/10.
Hired Gun is published by Focus Home Interactive, who are no strangers to Games Workshop's tabletop world. Most recently they published the turn-based tactical Necromunda: Underhive Wars, and they've also put out Space Hulk: Deathwing, Space Hulk: Tactics, and the Battlefleet Gothic: Armada spaceship games. They're on the better end of the squillion 40k games we see these days.