Focus Entertainment has shared a new trailer that can confirm Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun will be released for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on May 23, 2023. This is a first-person “boomer shooter” from Auroch Digital that is set in the Warhammer universe, featuring retro graphics inspired by classic FPS games, including those from the 3D Realms and Build engine era. The Warhammer franchise celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and while Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun appears to be Auroch Digital’s first attempt at a classic FPS, Warhammer fans can pre-purchase the game now at a discount for $19.79.
“The folks at Auroch Digital got in contact with my team and asked if I would be interested in voicing the protagonist”, said Rahul Kohli, actor and devout Ultramarines fan. “It was an immediate yes!”
From a Steam description:
Load up your Boltgun and plunge into battle headfirst! Experience a perfect blend of Warhammer 40,000, classic, frenetic FPS gameplay and the stylish visuals of your favourite 90’s retro shooters.
Play a battle-hardened Space Marine on a perilous mission across the galaxy, as they battle against the Chaos Space Marines and daemons of Chaos.
In glorious boomer shooter style, unleash your devastating Space Marine arsenal as you blast through an explosion of sprites, pixels and blood. Run, jump and charge across huge levels to shoot, shred and slice the worst heretics across the galaxy!
- 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