NeocoreGames, the developers of such titles as The Adventures of Van Helsing and more recently Deathtrap, have announced that they are working on a new title, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr. Designed in collaboration with Games Workshop, it promises to be an expansive universe combining RPG elements with explosive action.
This game has been touted as a persistent sandbox, with players having the ability to explore the stars and uncover information in order to track down targets. NeocoreGames have also said that once the main story is completed, the protagonist will continue to grow in power with what sounds like some sort of end-game content or missions. They have said that the narrative will continue to unfold by way of the game’s colossal sandbox but it’s unclear exactly what this will entail.
A producer working on the title, Zoltan Pozsonyi, states, “there’s a reason we chose the world of Warhammer 40,000: it’s intense, brutal, visceral – a perfect material for an action RPG. Working with Games Workshop, we’re doing our best to bring a high-quality game to the community. We’re huge fans as well, so we care deeply about this game.”
As an agent of the Inquisition, players will engage in a secret war that spans the grim universe of Warhammer and “will offer years of rich constant entertainment, gradual development and a continuous flow of content that enriches the action RPG genre”. A bold statement after a year in which games such as Dragon Age Inquisition and the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have continually raised the bar in term of both the quality expected of action RPGs and the volume of content that drives their narratives and realises their worlds.
Nevertheless, this promises to be an enriching experience in a universe filled with mechanised priests, assassinations and bulky space marines. Whether it lives up to the initial promise remains to be seen but if they manage to realise such a vibrant mythology and live up to their projected goals, it has the potential to be very interesting indeed.
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr is expected to release on PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2016.