A new first-person shooter in the Warhammer 40,000 universe has been leaked via an entry on the Microsoft Store website. The game is called Necromunda: Hired Gun, and will be the second video game in the Necromunda series, following Necromunda: Underhive Wars.
The store listing for the game is still up at the time of writing, and it offers some details about the game, as well as five screenshots.
The game is described as an “indie fast-paced, violent, and thrilling FPS” on the Microsoft Store page. Players will take the role of a bounty hunter in the city of Necromunda, and will be able to pick their own contracts and hunt them down.
Necromunda: Hired Gun will also feature a robotic canine sidekick that will fight and hunt targets alongside you. The dog is shown off in the key art, as well as one of the screenshots. The store description also says that this dog will be upgrade-able, much like your own equipment.
While the screenshots and description definitely imply that the game will be heavy on the action, it does appear to have RPG elements as well. The description states that the player will “upgrade, advance, and level up as you collect bounties,” as well as mentioning “endless” customization, although further details have not been released.
Streum On Studio is listed as the developers for the game, and this is not the first time they have worked on a game in the Warhammer universe, as they were the studio who created the 2016 FPS Space Hulk: Deathwing. Space Hulk: Deathwing did have mixed reviews on the launch, with many critics citing bugs, poor writing, and bland gameplay, so hopefully Hired Gun will fare better.
This is the second Warhammer game released this year, after Total War: Warhammer 3 was announced back in February.