Boomer shooters—video games that hearken again to the old-time traditional FPSes of the Nineteen Nineties—are all the trend nowadays, and Warhammer 40,000 is becoming a member of the fray with Boltgun, a brand new shooter revealed throughout at present’s massive Warhammer Skulls showcase.
The reveal trailer does not really say a lot in regards to the game, focusing as an alternative on its thematic roots: As light music evokes an air of nostalgia, Jamie unseals bins of his packed-away childhood stuff, rediscovering video games, toys, and a reasonably candy Model M-style keyboard. After lovingly putting his Chaos Space Marine collectible figurines, he digs out an odd diskette with a hand-drawn Boltgun brand and “confidential” warning.
And then POW, it is blood, guts, and gibs so far as the attention can see, all rendered within the pixellated type attribute of the boomer shooter subgenre.
As you’d anticipate, there does not look like lots of story concerned on this one: Players will step into the outsized boots of a battle-hardened Space Marine and go to battle towards the forces of Chaos on a dangerous, galaxy-spanning mission. Boltgun is being developed by Auroch Digital, whose earlier video games embody Mars Horizon, Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics, and Ogre, and has been within the works since 2018.
“We are delighted to be working on this fast-paced indie FPS alongside the talented Auroch Digital studio, and our long standing partner Games Workshop,” stated Dessil Basmadjian, chief inventive officer at writer Focus Entertainment. “We are excited by Boltgun’s skillful combination of iconic ’90s style, the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and thrilling gameplay that is sure to delight all kinds of players.”
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is anticipated to be out someday in 2023.