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Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Frontier Foundry
Developer: Complex Games
Release Date: 2022

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'Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters' Introduces Nurgle, Mortarion Antagonist, New Gameplay Features - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2021 @ 11:37 a.m. PST

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters is a new turn-based, tactical RPG set in the Warhammer 40K Universe.

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters will pitch humanity’s greatest weapon, the Grey Knights, against the corrupting forces of Chaos in this brutal and fast-paced, turn-based tactical RPG, and root out and purge a galaxy-spanning plague in a cinematic, story-driven campaign, using the tactics and talents of your own personalized squad of Daemonhunters.

Grey Knights are humanity’s greatest weapon. A secretive yet supremely powerful chapter of Space Marines sworn to eradicate corruption, these legendary Daemonhunters are dedicated to combating the minions of Chaos. Lead your own personalized squad against a galaxy-wide plot to infect worlds with a cosmic plague, The Bloom.

Master a turn-based tactical game full of satisfyingly strategic action. Choose powerful classes, wield incredible weapons, use environments to your advantage, and target specific enemy weak points to hinder the advance of an ever-evolving and mutating threat.

Players are once again greeted by Complex Games’ Creative Director Noah Decter-Jackson and Lead Designer Peter Schnabl. They are joined by Senior Programmer David Reimer to introduce the campaign’s main antagonists and how players will battle against the Bloom itself across individual missions and the entire sector. 

In the second of a three-part video series, Episode 2 – Seeding the Bloom” takes an in-depth look at the Bloom and how it mutates the forces of Nurgle, challenging players to evolve their strategies throughout the game. When a planet is infected, unpredictable warp surges can occur during missions, summoning enemy reinforcements or strengthening their abilities. Not only do enemies evolve throughout the campaign, but so does the Bloom itself, with a variety of ‘strains’ which further increase the danger of combat missions the longer the plague is left to corrupt a planet.

Iconic Black Library author Aaron Dembski-Bowden also joins the developers to provide additional insight into Nurgle, his minions and the fearsome Death Guard. The developer diary concludes with the introduction of a familiar face as the driving force behind the Bloom, the Prince of Decay and Primarch of the Death Guard, Mortarion. As well as the Pale King, the Complex Games team preview the unique challenges posed by each of the game’s boss encounters; towering Greater Daemons and cunning Daemon Princes which must be overcome in their own domain, between Realspace and the Warp.

For fans of the tabletop Warhammer 40,000 experience, this episode of Beyond the Gate features an in-depth look into the influence of lore on Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters, bringing the grim darkness of the far future to life through armaments and abilities.  Aaron also explores the process of bringing his narrative talents to video games, including an introduction to the Bloom and what makes this plague unique amongst Nurgle’s previous ‘gifts’.

As the forces of Chaos spill from the gate, the galaxy awaits the arrival of the Grey Knights to cleanse the corruption in the final part of the developer diary series.

Penned by acclaimed Black Library author Aaron Dembski-Bowden, immerse yourself in a compelling story set in the grimdark universe of Warhammer 40,000. Meet famous faces, engage iconic foes, and discover what it takes to lead a squad of elite warriors battling to prevent galaxy-wide destruction in the 41st millennium.

Lead your own personalized squad of Grey Knights against a galaxy-wide plot to infect worlds with a cosmic plague, The Bloom.

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters will release on PC (Steam / Epic Games Store) in 2022.

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