UPDATE: Necromunda: Hired Gun Formally Announced After Microsoft Store Leak, Launches June 1

Necromunda: Hired Gun

Necromunda: Hired Gun, new game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, has leaked via the Microsoft Store.

The listing was first noticed by the Twitter user Idle Sloth, and at this time of writing the Microsoft Store page can only be reached if you have a direct link. The game is currently only announced for Xbox One and Xbox Series X, though given Focus Home Interactive’s history with 40k games, it is reasonable to assume that it will also be on PC, and potentially even PlayStation consoles.

Developed by Streum On Studio and Focus Home Interactive, Necromunda: Hired Gun is a single player FPS set in the criminal underworld of the infamous hive city Necromunda. Players will control a bounty hunter who hires their services out to the highest bidder.

While details are fairly scarce, some gameplay mechanics that are mentioned on the Microsoft Store include an upgradable cyber-mastiff companion, customizable augments and guns, and vertical gameplay that includes wall running and a grappling hook.

A release date is listed as June 1st with a price tag of $39.99 USD, though this may change before the game’s formal announcement. There is a Hunter’s Bounty Pack pre-order offer that includes unique cosmetic skins for your outfit, combat knife, stub pistol, and cyber-mastiff’s chew toy.

UPDATE: The game has now been formally announced. Necromunda: Hired Gun launches June 1st for Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store, and Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S.

You can find the reveal trailer below.

Original Story:

Necromunda is a specialist game set in the 40k universe that was first released in the ’90s, before being discontinued. The game was rebooted in late 2017 as part of Games Workshop’s ongoing effort to expand their selection of side games set in the 40k, Age of Sigmar, and Warhammer Fantasy universes.

The physical Necromunda games focus on skirmishes between the rival gang houses vying for control of the hive’s criminal underworld, and explores parts of the 40k universe that do not consist of Space Marines, or gigantic sector-wide conflicts that can cost billions of lives.

Streum On Studio and Focus Home Interactive are responsible for another recent 40k first-person shooter, the co-op focused Space Hulk: Deathwing. Focus Home Interactive also published another game based on the Necromunda reboot last year, Necromunda: Underhive Wars.

You can find the abridged rundown (via Focus Home Interactive) below:


Navigate an ocean of crime and corruption to balance the bloody ecosystem of Necromunda as a merciless hired gun. The money’s good, the dog’s loyal, and the gun’s reliable – but can you survive the hunt? Necromunda: Hired Gun is a fast-paced, violent, and thrilling indie FPS set in the darkest reaches of Warhammer 40,000’s most infamous hive city.

With the right weapons and upgrades you can eliminate the most notorious gangers, heretics and mutants around. Then, enhance your body with a dozen customizable augments to run on walls and leap over chasms, while your grappling hook allows quick, agile traversal of the massive, industrial environments of the Underhive. Choose how to hunt.

Humans aren’t trustworthy enough to be true friends down here. A dog, on the other hand? Perfect. Your cyber-mastiff has seen just as much combat as you have, with just as many augments to show for it. He’ll sniff out and eliminate enemies for you like the best boy he is. He even has his own full upgrade tree to make him bigger, badder, and better.

Your armory is a sprawling collection of guns, grenades, blades, and other, even deadlier weaponry. Pick your armaments from the Underhives vast selection of deadly weaponry. Right from the start you have your pick of bolters, autoguns, long-las rifles, plasma guns, power knives, grenade launchers, and much more.

Hired Gun takes place in the deepest reaches of Necromunda, one of the billions-strong hive worlds of the Imperium of Man in the dark future of the 41st millennium. From the vast Warhammer 40,000 setting of Necromunda is the most notorious of hive cities. Millions live and die every day scratching out a living beneath the rule of vicious tyrants. It is a place of lawless gang warfare holding together a society of scavenging, crime, and corruption. It’s damn good for business.

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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