Explore the Baleful Edict in the final gameplay diary for Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters

Development Diary - Episode 3 - The Emperor’s Hammer

Published on: Wed, 16/03/2022 - 10:45am

Join Complex Games and Aaron Dembski-Bowden as they welcome players on-board the Baleful Edict for a final look at key gameplay mechanics, customisation and progression throughout Warhammer 40,000®: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters

Cambridge, UK – MARCH 2022. Frontier Foundry, the games label of Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, ‘Frontier’), today unveiled the final 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®, launching on PC on 5 May 2022.

“Episode 3 – The Emperor’s Hammer” explores the authentic Warhammer 40,000® experience masterfully crafted by developers Complex Games, providing another look at key gameplay elements which players will use to build their squad and purge the daemonic. Players are also introduced to the crew of the Baleful Edict, the player’s Strike Cruiser and mobile base of operations throughout the game.

Highlights of this final entry in the developer diary series include body part targeting, a system which rewards aggressive melee combat, allowing players to inflict debilitating status effects, remove a foe’s limbs to prevent them from using a particular attack or reducing an enemy’s stun meter. By stunning enemies, players will be opening them up to a brutal cinematic execution, which rewards each Grey Knight with an additional action point to continue purging the forces of Chaos and seize control of the battle. At range, players can actively see the damage they could do to an enemy before committing to a move, allowing commanders to plot turns with total precision.

In addition, players are invited to a more in-depth look at unique upgrades for their squad, their ship and unique single-use psychic abilities known as Stratagems, which can change the course of a battle. Each class of Grey Knight has over 30 possible abilities, allowing players to specialise units within the class. Your squad of Grey Knights can be fully customised, from tilt shields and unique voices, to the weapons and equipment they’ll use during a mission.

A number of the Complex Games team return for this developer diary, including Creative Director Noah Decter-Jackson and Lead Designer Peter Schnabl, who are joined by Chief Technology Officer Adrian Cheater.

Iconic Black Library author and Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters lead writer Aaron Dembski-Bowden also returns to delve into the dynamics of Inquisitorial fervour versus the duty of the Grey Knights. This interplay draws from the depth and complexity of the Warhammer 40,000 universe as players pursue the Bloom, a deadly plague threatening the Tyrtaeus sector and beyond.

Players will experience Nurgle’s plot first-hand when Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters is released on 5 May 2022. Fans can pre-order on Steam and the Epic Games Store now. By pre-ordering, players will gain access to two powerful exclusive in-game items: the Destroyer of Crys’yllix Daemonhammer and the Domina Liber Daemonica. Players can also pre-order the Castellan Champion Edition, which includes the legendary Grey Knights Champion, Garran Crowe, and his unique weapon, the Black Blade of Antwyr. This edition also comes with the game’s original soundtrack.

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About Warhammer 40.000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters

Lead the legendary Grey Knights against a galaxy-wide plot to infect worlds with cosmic plague in a turn-based tactical RPG set in the grimdark Warhammer 40,000 universe. Developed by Complex Games, in partnership with Frontier Foundry, and featuring a story penned by acclaimed Black Library author Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters offers satisfyingly strategic action in the 41st millennium.

About Frontier

Frontier is a leading independent developer and publisher of videogames founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games, primarily for personal computers and videogame consoles. As well as self-publishing internally developed games, Frontier also publishes games developed by carefully selected partner studios under its Frontier Foundry games label.

About Frontier Foundry

Frontier Foundry is the dedicated games label of Frontier Developments. By forming partnerships with quality external developers and leveraging the company’s proven publishing expertise, Frontier Foundry is best placed to bring players unique and memorable new games that break boundaries and create legacies.

About Games Workshop

Games Workshop Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L), based in Nottingham, UK, produces the best fantasy miniatures in the world. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000 games, miniatures, novels and model kits through more than 523 of its own stores (branded Games Workshop or Warhammer), its own web store, and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. More information about Games Workshop and its other, related, brands and product ranges (including its publishing division ‘Black Library’ and its special resin miniatures studio ‘Forge World’) can be found at www.games-workshop.com.

About Complex Games

Complex Games is a 20-year veteran Canadian independent videogame development studio. Having cut our teeth working on a ton of games for a variety of publishers and platforms over the years, we have since struck out on our own to create games that we are truly passionate about. Our first step on this new path of independence is Warhammer 40.000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters.

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