Games Workshop announced a surprise addition to the catalogue of Warhammer 40K Shooters today with the newest addition, Boltgun.
The game is set to launch on all major consoles and PC in 2023, though no exact release date has been given yet.
Warhammer 40K Boltgun is a so-called Boomer-Shooter, having you play as the Space Marines in a world that looks like a more polished up version of the original Doom games.
That being said it does involve plenty of things not present in old boomer shooters, such as the Emperor-blessed abiility to actually look up and aim your gun properly.
Here’s the description, courtesy of Warhammer Community:
Return to the halcyon days of Warhammer 40,000 2nd Edition and sprite-based shooters with Auroch Digital’s Boltgun, a true blast from the past cast in a modern Warhammer mould. This single-player FPS is dripping with nostalgic charm, from intensely lethal weapons to pumping tunes, and combines fast-paced action with all the guns and gore you’d expect from the 41st Millennium.
Just like DOOM you will have a variety of weapons for your angry Space Marine, such as the iconic chainsword as well as the Bolter Space Marines are known for.
The game also features a host of enemies, from the usual Chaos to even the Tau Empire, all ready to fall by the Emperor’s vengeful blades.
Warhammer 40K FPS games have long been a mixed bag- the best ones have been middling at best, such as Space Hulk Deathwing, while the bad ones live in infamy such as Fire Warrior.
Still, with the release of titles like Darktide and Boltgun, it looks like we could be seeing another push to make sure there’s a Warhammer 40K game for every genre.
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