Today a long-awaited piece of news hit the wargaming community like a Goliath on 'roids. Focus Home Interactive, the company behind the PC version of Mordheim: City of of the Damned, announced they have obtained the rights and have begun planning of a PC video game adaption of Necromunda.
After a successful first collaboration on Mordheim™: City of the Damned™, released on PC and consoles, Focus Home Interactive and Rogue Factor today proudly announce a new partnership with Games Workshop to begin development of Necromunda: Underhive Wars, the adaptation of cult classic tabletop game Necromunda, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
Obviously the hoards of Necromunda fans here at YakTribe Gaming are both excited and hestitantly-cautious of the news, after all who could possibly bring the living world of Necromunda into a PC game and keep the rather unique aspects of our beloved game into the digital world? The Mordheim adaption met with mixed response from fans but it is both hard to please a dedicated community and keep a lot of the core aspects in a very different medium.
"We are delighted to welcome Necromunda: Underhive Wars to the catalogue of great games based on our worlds and settings. Rogue Factor and Focus Home Interactive made a wonderful Mordheim: City of the Damned game and having done such a great job they're clearly the right people to realize the nightmarish world of Necromunda. Now fans of this unique and highly influential IP will at last be able to pick up their stubber and search for cool archaeotech whilst wiping out rival gangs throughout the Underhive."