Games Workshop has announced yet another game based on the Warhammer franchise, this time with returning developer Rogue Factor, whose most recent output included another Warhammer spinoff – Mordheim: City of the Damned.
Their new game, titled Necromunda: Underhive Wars, is set within the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and it’s likened to a turn-based, tactical RPG where rival gangs battle an endless war for control over the infamous Underhive. Featured above, you can view the first artwork for the new title.
The game is set for a release on PC and consoles, and we’ll get more information in two weeks at publisher Focus Home Interactive’s event in What’s Next, in Paris from February 1st and 2nd.
That’s pretty much all we have to go on for now, however you can get a quick rundown with quotes from all involved parties below:
Necromunda: Underhive Wars is a turn-based tactical RPG. Rival gangs of ruthless warriors are locked in an endless war for control of the Underhive, a gigantic warren of derelict factories, rusted metal husks, and forgotten technologies. Anarchy, violence, betrayal and death rule this hellish place, long forsaken by any semblance of civilization.
“Rogue Factor’s collaboration with Focus and Games Workshop is a story of trust, hard work, and true passion for the Warhammer Universe. Our adventure began by building the foundations of Mordheim: City of the Damned Early Access. Regarded as a highly successful and well-executed endeavour, the Early Access of Mordheim: City of the Damned gathered a vast number of passionate gamers that helped foster an amazing community and improved many aspects of the game. After a strong launch on PC and consoles, and an incredible experience with many lessons learned, the way was paved for our next step in conquering the tactical RPG genre: Necromunda: Underhive Wars.”
– Yves Bordeleau, General Manager at Rogue Factor.
“We are delighted to welcome Necromuda: Underhive Wars to the catalogue of great games based on our worlds and settings. Rogue Factor and Focus Home Interactive made a wonderful Mordheim: City of the Damned game and having done such a great job they’re clearly the right people to realize the nightmarish world of Necromunda. Now fans of this unique and highly influential IP will at last be able to pick up their stubber and search for cool archaeotech whilst wiping out rival gangs throughout the Underhive.”
– Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop.