When you think of the 40K universe, it’s hard to not think of the space marines. Multiple games set inside the world of Warhammer: 40K have focused on those hulking, rage-filled characters. However, a new game that seems to have been leaked on the Windows Store is moving away from the armor-clad warriors. Necromunda: Hired Gun, a new title from Focus Home Interactive and Streum On Studio, appeared on the store with a release date of June 1, 2021.
Spotted by Twitter user Idle Sloth, Necromunda: Hired Gun will throw players into the shoes of a bounty hunter in the 40K universe. It will be an FPS title, pairing the player up with their own mechanical hound to track down criminals. While it’s not clear if all this information was intentionally released, there’s still an obvious lack of details on Necromunda: Hired Gun. The game’s scant details are listed on its pre-order page. “Your body is enhanced with a dozen customizable augments to run on walls and leap over chasms,” reads the description. “Your cyber-mastiff will sniff out and kill enemies for you, while your grappling hook allows quick, agile traversal of the massive environments.”
There are also a number of screenshots that offer a good look at Necromunda: Hired Gun. Some demonstrate the weapons that players will have at their disposal. Besides a grappling hook, players will also be able to chuck rats at their enemies. It goes without saying though that there will likely be tons of guns for players to choose from as well. A DLC that appears for the game somewhat confirms that. Titled the Hunter’s Bounty Pack, it gives players a new knife, stub gun, and a couple of cosmetic items.
When and where to expect Necromunda: Hired Gun
While Necromunda: Hired Gun does have a release date, we don’t know just yet what platforms it will be coming to. The game’s pre-order page only points to the game coming to Xbox consoles. However, Focus Home Interactive, the game’s publisher, doesn’t have a history of console exclusivity. In fact, 2020’s Necromunda: Underhive Wars also came to PC via Steam. It would only be a surprise if Necromunda: Hired Gun didn’t end up on Steam at some point.