We first caught wind of Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters during the Warhammer Skulls event this summer, and now we’ve finally got a proper look at the XCOM-style strategy game itself – specifically, the forces of Chaos you’ll be up against as the secretive Grey Knights chapter of the Space Marines.
A new video dev diary reveals that it’s good old Nurgle who’s popped his boil-covered head up again, this time in the Tyrtaeus sector. Nurgle’s spaceborne plague, the Bloom, has appeared in the system, and over the course of the game, its influence will spread to the planets there. It’s your job, as the Grey Knights, to fight back against its corrupting influence, and that means taking on all the pestilence, mutation, and corruption that’s spreading across each world.
Nurgle has some pretty intimidating foot soldiers at his bilious command, including the Death Guard – a traitor legion of Space Marines who have accepted Nurgle’s ‘gifts’ and become both immune to all pain and injury and incredibly stinky in the process. Along with Nurgle’s other minions, the Death Guard carry corrupted seeds that spread the plague to new worlds.