Necromunda: employed weapon, a first person shooter in the world of Warhammer 40,000, appears to have leaked on the Microsoft online storefront. Developed by the same team behind it Space Hulk: DeathwingThe game puts the player in the role of a mercenary who hunts criminals and mutants on the streets of the most famous beehive world of the empire. The list mentions that it will be available for both Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles.
Launched in 1995 as a tabletop miniatures game, the Necromunda universe focuses on the violent fighting between gangs of the working class in a massive industrial tower city in the 41st millennium. The game pitches small forces – usually around six miniatures – against each other on a three-dimensional game board. His universe is known for its bloody violence, but also for his sense of humor.
The franchise restarted in 2017 with a new box-set miniatures game called Necromunda: UnderhiveSeveral box sets, miniature sets and hardcover rule books followed. It was also the subject of two recent video games: Necromunda: Underhive Wars, a tactical strategy game for PC and consoles, and Necromunda: gang fight, a free mobile game.
Necromunda: employed weapon is the first title that allows players to experience this franchise from a first-person perspective. The players take on the role of a lone mercenary who is assisted by a partially robot-controlled dog named Cyber-Mastiff. You will be able to upgrade your character with customizable expansions so that, according to the official description, you can also “run on walls and jump over abysses”.
Pictures show the player character fighting alongside Eschers, an all-female faction that uses chemical stimulants to improve their fighting skills. They are also seen with live grenades made from rats. a specialty of the Cawdor faction of gangsters. Enemies include muscle-bound Goliaths and Orlocks made by Eisen. There is also a huge ambot, a powerful robot that is used for excavations.
According to the description, the players also have access to a grappling hook that enables them to “move agile through the massive surroundings”.
While the franchise itself wasn’t always a video game homerun (Necromunda: Underhive Wars The studio behind this game has an excellent track record. It was responsible for the excellent cooperative multiplayer shooter Space Hulk: Deathwing The game was originally released in 2016. This game was later revised and released as new Space Hulk: Deathwing – Expanded Edition for PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.