As the Grey Knights ready their forces, players are invited to get a first look at the foes assembling to further the Bloom’s corrupting influence.
Cambridge, UK – 25 NOVEMBER 2021. Frontier Foundry, the games label of Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, ‘Frontier’), today unveiled the second developer diary for the upcoming turn-based tactical RPG Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, in partnership with developers Complex Games and Warhammer 40,000 creator Games Workshop.
Players are once again greeted by Complex Games’ Creative Director Noah Decter-Jackson and Lead Designer Peter Schnabl. They are joined by Senior Programmer David Reimer to introduce the campaign’s main antagonists and how players will battle against the Bloom itself across individual missions and the entire sector.
In the second of a three-part video series, “Episode 2 – Seeding the Bloom” takes an in-depth look at the Bloom and how it mutates the forces of Nurgle, challenging players to evolve their strategies throughout the game. When a planet is infected, unpredictable warp surges can occur during missions, summoning enemy reinforcements or strengthening their abilities. Not only do enemies evolve throughout the campaign, but so does the Bloom itself, with a variety of ‘strains’ which further increase the danger of combat missions the longer the plague is left to corrupt a planet.
Iconic Black Library author Aaron Dembski-Bowden also joins the developers to provide additional insight into Nurgle, his minions and the fearsome Death Guard. The developer diary concludes with the introduction of a familiar face as the driving force behind the Bloom, the Prince of Decay and Primarch of the Death Guard, Mortarion. As well as the Pale King, the Complex Games team preview the unique challenges posed by each of the game’s boss encounters; towering Greater Daemons and cunning Daemon Princes which must be overcome in their own domain, between Realspace and the Warp.
For fans of the tabletop Warhammer 40,000 experience, this episode of Beyond the Gate features an in-depth look into the influence of lore on Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, bringing the grim darkness of the far future to life through armaments and abilities. Aaron also explores the process of bringing his narrative talents to video games, including an introduction to the Bloom and what makes this plague unique amongst Nurgle’s previous ‘gifts’.
As the forces of Chaos spill from the gate, the galaxy awaits the arrival of the Grey Knights to cleanse the corruption in the final part of the developer diary series, as well as further news updates on Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters in 2022.
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