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Rogue Factor, the team behind 2015's Mordheim: City of the Damned, along with their publisher Focus Home Interactive have released a new teaser trailer for Necromunda: Underhive Wars, their upcoming tabletop-inspired RPG set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Prepare yourselves for chain blades and plasma pistols:
Some additional gameplay features have also been revealed on the game's forums. These include a 4X-like Conquest Mode, in-depth character customization, permadeath, and online multiplayer. A bit on that:
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 only to serve just one purpose: Provide 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 depthsmetropolis, the Underhive, where criminals fight in a perpetual gang war for its control.
Command one of Necromunda’s iconic gangs, embracing anarchy, violence and death in an endless war for control to dominate this hellish place, such as 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. Others gangs we will be unveiled in the coming months.
Compose your gang carefully, based on the style of warfare you want to engagewage. Every fighter is highly customisable in loadout and appearance, and have has access to a career which unlocks further skills, traits, weapons, and visual elements.
Battle in the vertiginous environnments 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 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 Take your unique gangs online, challenging other players in competitive multiplayer, and claim the Underhive for yourself!
Necromunda: Underhive Wars comes releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.