There has been no greater transition from table top to digital screens than Games Workshop's Warhammer 40K. The uber goth sci-fi world translates almost perfectly to the realm of video games. There are endless stories to be told about the grim-dark far future, and Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor - Martyr looks to add to that tradition in the form of an action-RPG inspired by games like Diablo.
For the uninitiated, the Warhammer 40k universe is simple in concept. Over 38,000 years from now, humankind has left Earth (referred to as Terra) and expanded deep into space. Turns out, deep space kind of sucks, and everything there wants to kill us. Our weapon against jerky aliens and evil space demons are barely human super soldiers called Space Marines, who worship the Emperor of Mankind like a god, and crusade through the vast beyond in big floating church space ships.
Martyr puts you in the big metal boots of an agent of the Inquisition, the inner most sanctum of the Imperium of Man, tasked to do the dirty work even the mightiest of space soldier couldn't handle. As either the brutish Crusader, the lethal Assassin, or the powerful Psyker, you must infiltrate the Caligari Sector and free it from the clutches of Chaos. Neocore Games hopes to advance the genre that Diablo made popular with Martyr's destructible environments, advanced enemy AI, and wide range of tactical combat options. Pilot mighty war machines to blast through hardened enemy bunkers, or dash around on foot using cover and a suite of special weapons and skills to hit the enemy where it hurts. You take your special agent into the fray solo, or team up in groups of up to four to purge the demonic horde.
Witness some of the Imperium's fury here:
Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor - Martyr leaves Early Access on PC today, and will hit consoles in July. If you need help with conquering this battlefield of the Eternal War, come to our Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor - Martyr Wiki!.
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