I was probably a bit too young to play the original Doom when it was released back in 1993 — I was more of the Duke Nukem generation by the time I was playing FPS games. Regardless, it’s been some time since we’ve seen the style return, so I had to talk about the upcoming game developed by Auroch Digital and published by Focus Entertainment, Warhammer 40K: Boltgun.
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is a single-player first-person-shooter that plunges the players headfirst into frenetic combat with a 90s visual aesthetic. The game is set to release May 23, 2023, for PC, PS4/PS5, Xbox One, Xbox X|S, and Nintendo Switch.
While the game was originally announced over a month ago, with the amount of upcoming and current Warhammer content, it makes sense if you missed this one.
Warhammer 40K: Boltgun Trailer
The 2-minute trailer shows the player exactly what they can expect when the game drops on May 23, 2023. Fast-paced first-person 90s-style shooting is accompanied by a rocking heavy-metal soundtrack.
Who Needs Space Marine 2?
Just kidding. Actually, the two games are set to release this year, in 2023 — though we’ve heard little about Space Marine 2 since its original announcement. For one, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 is in the third person, while Boltgun is a more traditional FPS.
Secondly, the tone and visuals for both games are completely different, with Boltgun taking a self-aware approach to its marketing and gameplay preview.
We’ll be interested to see if Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is good enough of a game to bring in a whole new audience.
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