Focus Home Interactive and Rogue Factor have announced their follow-up project to 2014's Mordheim: City of the Damned, and it's good news: It's the Necromunda game for which fans have been clamouring for years.
When Focus Home Interactive announced Mordheim: City of the Damned, the comments were clear: 'just make a damned Necromunda game already!
' Following those cries, that's exactly what the company is doing, announcing a fresh collaboration with Games Workshop to create Necromunda: Underhive Wars, currently in the works at Montreal-based Rogue Factor, founded in 2013 and responsible for development of Mordheim.
'Rogue Factor’s collaboration with Focus and Games Workshop is a story of trust, hard work, and true passion for the Warhammer Universe,
' claimed Yves Bordeleau, Rogue Factor general manager, of the company's credentials. 'Our adventure began by building the foundations of Mordheim: City of the Damned Early Access. Regarded as a highly successful and well-executed endeavour, the Early Access of Mordheim: City of the Damned gathered a vast number of passionate gamers that helped foster an amazing community and improved many aspects of the game. After a strong launch on PC and consoles, and an incredible experience with many lessons learned, the way was paved for our next step in conquering the tactical RPG genre: Necromunda: Underhive Wars.
While full details of the game are not yet available, the companies have confirmed that Necromunda: Underhive Wars is designed as a direct adaptation of the popular Necromunda tabletop game and will include turn-based tactical role-playing elements set in 'a gigantic warren of derelict factories, rusted metal husks, and forgotten technologies.
'We are delighted to welcome Necromuda: Underhive Wars to the catalogue of great games based on our worlds and settings
' added Jon Gillard, Games Workshop's head of licensing. 'Rogue Factor and Focus Home Interactive made a wonderful Mordheim: City of the Damned game and having done such a great job they're clearly the right people to realise the nightmarish world of Necromunda. Now fans of this unique and highly influential IP will at last be able to pick up their stubber and search for cool archaeotech whilst wiping out rival gangs throughout the Underhive.
No launch date has yet been tabled for the game.