This retro-inspired sprite-based, single-player first-person shooter places you in the boots of a battle-hardened Space Marine on a perilous mission across the galaxy, plunged into a battle against the Chaos Space Marines and daemons of Chaos.
You will have the chance to unleash your devastating arsenal in “glorious boomer shooter style,” blasting your way through an explosion of sprites, pixels and blood as you eliminate the worst heretics in the galaxy.
“We are delighted to be working on this fast-paced indie FPS alongside the talented Auroch Digital studio, and our long-standing partner Games Workshop,” enthuses Focus Entertainment chief creative officer Dessil Basmadjian. “We are excited by Boltgun’s skillful combination of iconic 90s style, the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and thrilling gameplay that is sure to delight all kinds of players.”
Auroch Digital operations director Nina Adams adds: “Auroch Digital is proud to be working with Games Workshop again and Focus Entertainment on Boltgun. As a team of massive Warhammer 40,000 fans, this game has been brewing since 2018 and we’re so excited we can FINALLY shout about it from the rooftops! We can’t wait for players to get their hands on it and to see their reactions.”
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Dive into a visceral combat experience, complete with viciously satisfying gunplay, high mobility and buckets of blood to reward your skills.
- Dominate the battlefield with the awesome firepower and heavy metal of a Space Marine’s devastating arsenal.
- Experience the ultimate homage to retro shooters, blending stylish visuals with fluid, modern FPS gameplay.
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2023.