Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters reboots the turn-based series

Turn-based basic Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate is getting a reboot, and it’s being written by Helsreach creator Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Titled Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, the recreation was revealed Thursday throughout the Warhammer Skulls livestreaming presentation and will probably be revealed by a brand new subsidiary inside Frontier Developments (Elite Dangerous, Jurassic World: Evolution). The recreation is anticipated to launch a while in 2022.

Daemonhunters will inform the story the secretive Grey Knights chapter of Space Marines, a novel chapter genetically totally different from all different chapters of the Adeptas Astartes. Often confused with their cousins, the Deathwatch, the Grey Knights are devoted to battling the forces of Chaos. Serving as the navy arm of the Inquisitorial Ordo Malleus, each single one among the Grey Knights is a robust psyker. That makes them equally expert at doing battle with a sword and bolter, or with the potent magical energies of the warp.

Three space marines in silver armor with gold accents stand ready for battle.

Members of a Grey Knights strike squad.
Image: Games Workshop

The unique Chaos Gate was launched in 1998. It informed a narrative from the perspective of the Ultramarines chapter of Space Marines who additionally went up towards the forces of Chaos. The unique featured extremely configurable squads of troopers, which could possibly be customized with names and distinctive weapons. The recreation was additionally characterised by a methodical, flip-based mostly tactical model of play — not in contrast to its up to date, the unique X-COM: UFO Defense from 1994. You can nonetheless decide up and play the unique recreation on GOG for $9.99.

It ought to be famous that the unique Chaos Gate was not a very effectively-written recreation. It’s maybe greatest identified for repetitive barks of “kneel before the tractor!” on one aspect and “come to Chaos!” on the different. That makes the inclusion of creator Aaron Dembski-Bowden all the extra vital.

Dembski-Bowden has written a few of the most attention-grabbing novels in the Black Library, particularly from the perspective of Chaos Space Marines. They embody gems comparable to Black Legion and the Night Lords trilogy — Soul Hunter, Blood Reaver, and Void Stalker. He’s additionally liable for fan favourite Helsreach, which tells the story of Black Templars Chaplain Grimaldus and the protection of forge world Armageddon from an enormous ork invasion. That novel served as the basis for Richard Boylan’s YouTube series Helsreach. Boylan and his crew at the moment are working immediately with Games Workshop, creating an animated series for the newly introduced Warhammer Plus subscription streaming service.


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