Necromunda: Underhive Wars – New Details

Posted on 06 Mar 2018

Rogue Factor, creators of Mordheim: City Of The Damned are turning their attention towards the forty-first millennium for their next project, Necromunda: Underhive Wars. Long-time Warhammer 40K lovers may recognise that Necromunda is the name of one of the spin-off 40K games, just like Mordheim. For the rest of us: Necromunda was a game about gang warfare in the Underhive, a great sprawling complex of grimdark shenanigans beneath a Hive City, home to the poorest of the poor and where nothing matters but your strength.

Necromunda: Underhive Wars will be a turn-based strategy game where you take control of one of the gangs fighting for control of Underhive territory. Sharp-eyed players of the board game might have noticed that the House Escher Carrion Queens and House Goliath Ironlords appear in the above trailer but there are also more gangs to be announced in the future. My money’s on House Orlock’s Sump Dogs. Regardless of your faction, you’ll be able to customise each of your fighter’s appearances and loadouts, with individual career progression unlocking weapons, skills, traits, and customisation elements. Necromunda will also feature an endless 4X style Conquest Mode and the ability to take your gang online and play PvP battles against other players.

Necromunda: Underhive Wars is launching on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One at an undetermined point in the future.

Official Press Release

Necromunda: Underhive Wars unleashes teaser trailer with new gameplay information

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.

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