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Hype: Necromunda: Hired Gun brings the mayhem of Warhammer 40k's Underhive

It's a hard-knock life in the Underhive, but it can be a gold mine for the deadliest and most skilled. Sandbox Strategies has unveiled a new gameplay trailer Necromunda: Hired Gun. The trailer features gnarly first-person combat, skilled shooting, an intoxicating atmosphere, and cyborg dogs, which happened to be very good boys.

The trailer comes from New York Based public relations firm, Sandbox Strategies, working with French-based Focus Home Interactive. Necromunda: Hired Gun is a refreshing take on the world of Warhammer 40K, taking a break from the tried-and-true tales of Space Marines in favor of the average hired gun, working in those metallic bowels of Necromunda. As a hired gun, players explore a vast, seemingly endless labyrinth of steel and automation.

Necromunda is a gargantuan weapons factory, building arcane weapons for the Imperium of Man. Deep in the labyrinths of steel, there are enemies to hunt, bounties to collect, loot to find, and ships leaking untold riches that can easily change the fortunes of any who come across them. The new trailer highlights a lot of the gameplay that is to be expected in Necromunda: Hired Gun.

Players will use various hard-hitting weapons and explosives to hit, maim, and ultimately eliminate their targets, and the trailer shows plenty of enemies meeting an unfortunate end. The trailer also showed cyborg dogs, which, even in the dark future of Warhammer 40K, are still good boys that do well in combat. The trailer also revealed the various environments and overall aesthetic of Necromunda: Hired Gun. Players can choose to customize their player with a various cyborg and armor aesthetics.

The environments are deep, foreboding, and ominous, from mysterious shipwrecks to grand halls of smelting and refinery. For players willing to dive into Necromunda: Hired Gun, hours upon hours of exploration and combat await. However, none of that matters until you head to Martyr's End, a town that can be described as a diamond-in-the-rough. Martyr's End is a place to socialize, acquire new equipment, and ask the bartender for information for the right price. It's a good life in Necromunda: Hired Gun, especially for the right price.

Necromunda: Hired Gun is the latest in a string of Warhammer 40K games that have arrived in recent years. The past few years have seen the release of different strategic and action-based Warhammer games. Tactical games, such as Spacehulk: Tactics and Spacewolf, have been fantastic additions for players looking to use their minds to apply the brawn of a space marine. Space Hulk: Deathwing provides a unique first-person challenge for players, exploring the derelict vessels of The Warp.

Last year, Kalypso Media released Warhammer 40K Mechanicus, introduced players into the cybernetic Adeptus Mechanicus, encouraging players to reject flesh and embrace augments to take an entire planet. One of the best offerings has been Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr, which is essentially an action RPG in the spirit of the Diablo games with nearly endless content and an entire solar system of missions to embark on.

In recent months, a strong nostalgia for Warhammer: Space Marine has given awareness of positive memories for the action-packed game, released on PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 in 2011. There is a lot of ambition anticipation for the Warhammer universe on next-gen systems. Necromunda: Hired Gun is looking to bust down the door and usher in a new generation of Warhammer 40K.

Necromunda: Hired Gun launches digitally on June 1st for PC, Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 5, as well as previous generation systems Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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