Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters will pit you against Nurgle’s corruption, XCOM style

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We first caught wind of Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters throughout the Warhammer Skulls occasion this summer season, and now we’ve lastly bought a correct have a look at the XCOM-style technique game itself – particularly, the forces of Chaos you’ll be up against because the secretive Grey Knights chapter of the Space Marines.

A brand new video dev diary reveals that it’s good previous Nurgle who’s popped his boil-covered head up once more, this time within the Tyrtaeus sector. Nurgle’s spaceborne plague, the Bloom, has appeared within the system, and over the course of the game, its affect will unfold to the planets there. It’s your job, because the Grey Knights, to combat again against its corrupting affect, and meaning taking over all of the pestilence, mutation, and corruption that’s spreading throughout every world.

Nurgle has some fairly intimidating foot troopers at his bilious command, together with the Death Guard – a traitor legion of Space Marines who’ve accepted Nurgle’s ‘gifts’ and develop into each resistant to all ache and harm and extremely pungent within the course of. Along with Nurgle’s different minions, the Death Guard carry corrupted seeds that unfold the plague to new worlds.

Here’s the diary in full:

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The builders at Frontier Foundry and Complex Games additionally present a peek at your main antagonist in Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters. It appears to be Mortarion, a Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, who flies into battle on a pair of rotting, leathery wings swinging a terrifying warp-empowered scythe. He’s bought an in depth entry on the Warhammer 40K fandom website, in addition to one of many coolest-looking miniatures I’ve ever seen – and the peek we get of him within the video above appears prefer it’s sticking carefully to the unique Games Workshop design.

It appears as if Daemonhunters will characteristic a extremely dynamic marketing campaign, with enemies and challenges altering relying on which of Nurgle’s plagues have contaminated a planet, and for a way lengthy it’s been lively. That means you’ll want to decide on between swift interdictory motion and beefing your troops up for more durable fight challenges: improve your ship to reply rapidly, or improve your troopers to have the ability to stand up to extra punishment and dish out extra ache.

Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters is due for launch subsequent yr, and it’ll be accessible on each Steam and the Epic Games Store.