Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun gets short trailer and release date, but I haven’t played 1-39,999 first

Warhammer 40000 Boltgun Action

It’s out on May 23

If Warhammer 40,000 is too futuristic for you and you’ve wanted to dial it back a bit, Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun might be the game for you. Styling itself after late-‘90s shooters, Boltgun strips away distracting graphics and asks you to just shoot the crap out of everything in front of you. And now, we’ve got a date for it: May 23, 2023.

I know so very little about Warhammer 40,000. This 30-second trailer tells me absolutely nothing about the property, while at the same time telling me everything I need to know about the game. There’s jumping. There are people blowing up. And everything is pixelated.

Honestly, I’ve played tons of Total War: Warhammer, which is sort of unrelated? Like, it’s a different universe or something. However, you don’t really need much context for it. There are vampires, beastmen, and BDSM elves, and that’s all you need to know. Or, at least, that’s all I need to know.

Similarly, Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun has it all: rocket launchers, shotguns, and bloody messes. You play as a space person, and I may be an outlier here, but I really hope that they don’t make constant wisecracks. That part can stay in the ‘90s.

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Switch on May 23, 2023.

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