Frontier Foundry has unveiled the second developer diary for the upcoming turn-based tactical RPG Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters.
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 Reimerto to introduce the campaign’s main antagonists and how players will battle against the Bloom itself across individual missions and the entire sector.
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.
A librarian from the Black Library enters Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters
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 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.
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters will release on PC in 2022 on Steam and the Epic Games Store. It is currently available to put on your wishlist now. Follow the game on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Visit the Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters official website at www.chaosgate.com to learn even more.