Necromunda: Underhive Wars Gets A Summer 2020 Release Window; Pre-Orders Now Online On PC Via Steam

From the developer that brought you Mordheim: City of the Damned.
Publisher Focus Home Interactive gives Necromunda: Underhive Wars a Summer 2020 release window for consoles and PC.
Publisher Focus Home Interactive gives Necromunda: Underhive Wars a Summer 2020 release window for consoles and PC. Focus Home Interactive

Publisher Focus Home Interactive (Farming Simulator series, Insurgency: Sandstorm, Greedfall) and developer Rogue Factor have just announced the release of the Warhammer 40,000 tabletop spin-off title Necromunda: Underhive Wars. A tactical role-playing game set in the famous Hive World from the Warhammer lore, it has a scheduled release for Summer 2020 across multiple platforms.

Necromunda is set in the titular megacity. Underhive Wars is a role-playing game that will challenge players to fight against rival gangs and Houses for personal power, wealth, and survival until only they remain. On its Steam page, it describes how players will be able to lead, customize, and grow their gangs of Escher, Goliath, and Orlock, specialize each member, and send them to battle in hazardous dystopian environments. Multiple terrain factors will provide numerous opportunities to set up your gangs, either for success or failure. Each skirmish will allow for upgrading and looting of stronger equipment, new skills, and evolving of your gangs. Players can either go through the rich narrative campaign solo, or hop online and participate in 4-way gang fights.

Originally announced in 2017, we have yet to see any gameplay footage of Necromunda: Underhive Wars. If Rogue Factor’s last project is any indicator (Mordheim: City of the Damned, another spin-off from Warhammer 40,000 tabletop game), the game is going to look gorgeous and will be the standard for the reimagined world of Warhammer. However, Mordheim is for purists of the turn-based strategy genre: most criticism pointed towards City of the Damned is for its unforgiving (and at times, salt-inducing) difficulty. Things may be looking up for those who are interested in getting into the genre. In an interview with Variety, Rogue Factor community manager Astrid Rosemarin addressed most of the complaints regarding Mordheim, such as its dragging matches and a much simpler movement and actions system.

With Summer 2020 inching nearer and nearer, we cannot wait to experience how Necromunda: Underhive Wars turns out. It’s set to release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. It is now also available for pre-order.

Join the Discussion
Top Stories