Necromunda: Hired Gun Promises Tense Cybernetic Action in the Warhammer Universe

Necromunda: Hired Gun is a new brutal shooter set in the Warhammer universe where everything's a robot that wants to kill you.

Streum On Studio is making a brand-new game set in the Warhammer 40K universe called Necromunda: Hired Gun, set for a June 1 release on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. 

Necromunda follows a cybernetically-augmented bounty hunter through one of the "nastiest places in the galaxy," full of creatures that want nothing more than to tear them to shreds.

Necromunda: Hired Gun is built with speed in mind. Wall running and double jumping are just the bread and butter of the hunter's movement abilities, and they'll need those and more to survive Necromunda's fraught arenas.

There's also a grappling hook arm and multiple other enhancements. The bounty hunter's world revolves around robotic augmentation, from organs and limbs to the world around them. There's hardly anything that hasn't been altered by cybernetics in some way.

And yes, you can even pet the terrifying robot dog and enjoy games with his favorite squeaky toy that hopefully isn't what remains of your fleshy body.

Pre orders for Necromunda: Hired Gun are open now for all platforms, as well as Steam and the Epic Games Store. Fans who get the game early can get access to the Hunter's Bounty pack, which includes skins for the "knife, revolver, and outfit, plus a unique chew toy for your dog."

Streum On has another Warhammer game under their belt in Space Hulk: Deathwing, which released for PC back in 2016, then for PlayStation 4 in 2018. An Enhanced Edition added new game mode, class, more weapons, and new enemies in 2018. 

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Apr. 22nd 2021

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