The 40th anniversary of Warhammer has been filling us with nostalgia, and the new trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is only making things better. This is a gloriously retro pulse-pounding first-person shooter, where you play a Space Marine one-man army gunning through pixelated heretic hordes. This awesome game lets you experience the ultimate homage to retro shooters, blending 80s-style visuals with fluid, modern FPS gameplay. And you won’t have to wait long to play it – it’s out on May 23rd!
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
Someone else is just as enthusiastic about the game as we are – Rahul Kohli, actor and devout Ultramarines fan. But unlike us, Rahul was asked by developers Auroch Digital to voice the main character. We sat down for a chat, to find out what it was like to play a Space Marine. “The folks at Auroch Digital got in contact with my team and asked if I would be interested in voicing the protagonist.” Rahul said. “It was an immediate yes! There’s definitely a particular vocal style that Space Marines have across the various forms of media. Before my recording session I was sent a Warhammer Bible which has the dos and don’ts for portraying such a character.”
Luckily, there’s a wealth of Warhammer media out there, so finding inspiration wasn’t hard: “I watched Angels of Death,” Rahul explained “and I’d recently played through Space Marine, so I had good vocal reference. There’s this almost regal or Shakespearean tonality to the way they speak. I just wore an Ultramarines T-shirt, some heavy boots, blasted my lines into the mic, and crossed my fingers.”
Stay tuned to Warhammer Community for more from Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun as we get closer to release, and if you haven’t watched the trailer twice already, go back and give it another blast! You can also share your own conversions of Malum Caedo on our social media pages.
Boltgun will be available from May 23, on Steam, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.