Focus Leisure has unleashed one other trailer for its upcoming retro shooter Warhammer 40:000: Boltgun, a game that I used to be genuinely excited for earlier than I watched it. After watching it, I have to confess I am barely much less excited than I used to be earlier than. Not due to the game itself, however as a result of the trailer’s voiceover is actively off-putting.

The trailer’s clearly shooting for an attitude-eta, “John Romero’s-about-to-make-you-his-bitch” vibe that the basic shooters Boltgun is impressed by emerged alongside. Placing apart that that is the one factor of mid-nineties shooters we do not need again, the obnoxious narration and barely lame metallic backing observe would not match with the gothic grandeur of 40k, even when seen by the lens of a fast-paced, pixelly FPS. It smacks of a advertising division that solely understands what it is promoting at a floor stage, and as somebody who has performed just about each retro shooter since DUSK, it doused my curiosity within the game moderately than firing me up.

That mentioned, I’m nonetheless most likely going to play Boltgun, primarily as a result of Robin was adamant in his preview that the game is shaping up properly: “For those who like the thought of shooting monsters with massive weapons at excessive pace, chances are high you may like this no matter whether or not you’ve got spent the previous few years enjoying the likes of Nightfall and Ultrakill or not.” I actually do like the thought of shooting monsters with massive weapons at excessive pace, and an annoying trailer is not going to cease me from doing that.

For those who can focus amid the trailer’s relentless screeching, there are a few fascinating new issues price briefly concerning. We get a glimpse of a few beforehand unseen weapons, together with a meltagun, which is able to allow you to fry enemies with its intensely sizzling power beam. It additionally appears such as you’ll be combating insectoid Ambulls within the game, which suggests developer Auroch Digital is plumbing the 40k enemy roster fairly deeply.

There is not lengthy to attend earlier than Boltgun comes charging onto PC both, the game launches on Might 23. Little question we’ll have a evaluation charged and able to fireplace when the time comes.