XCOM-like Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters starts dev diary series
Learn more about Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters from Creative Director Noah Decter-Jackson himself.
Frontier Foundry and Complex Games the creatives behind the highly anticipated turn-based tactical RPG Warhammer 40,000®: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters have released the first entry in a three-part dev diary series about the new game.
“Episode 1 – Beyond the Gate” has Creative Director Noah Decter-Jackson demonstrate the core play mechanics of the XCOM-like strategy RPG alongside Art Director Jonas Van Niekerk and Lead Designer Peter Schnabl.
What’s the gameplay like in Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters then?
There are two layers to the gameplay, which you’ll definitely recognise if you’re a fan of the XCOM franchise. It’s a good template for a Warhammer 40,000 game so we’re not even mad that it’s so similar.
In tactical combat mode, you’ll have total control of a custom strike force on a battlefield. Strategy will be very important, and you’ll want to make sure that you are utilising the many environmental obstacles and hazards to your advantage.
This is the other gameplay mode, where you’ll be trying to manage and repair your battle cruiser, ‘The Baleful Edict’. From here, you’ll also have a clearer view of the galaxy-sized war against The Bloom.
Who’s writing the story for Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters?
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters is written by fan-favorite Warhammer author Aaron Dembski-Bowden and follows the legendary Grey Knights from Space Marine Chapter 666 as they to stop a plan to infect worlds with a cosmic plague in the grimdark Warhammer 40,000 universe.
Set in the 41st millennium, the game intends to explore the popular ‘Chaos Gate’ setting for the first time in a video game since 1998. We eagerly await the next two chapters of the dev diary series, which should give us more details on The Bloom and the Chaos God, Nurgle.
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters is coming out on PC in 2022 through both Steam and the Epic Games Store. You can wishlist it right now. If you want to watch the Chaos Gate dev diary, you can do it here.
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