A trend that's been bubbling away in recent years is the boomer shooter — brand new first-person shooters that are stylised to look and play like 90s classics. These pseudo-retro titles aim to capture the frantic pace and OTT gore of DOOM, Unreal Tournament, or Wolfenstein 3D, and the results can be hit and miss. However, judging by this trailer, Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun looks like it could be a winner.
Just announced for PS5 and PS4, Boltgun combines Warhammer Space Marines with this 90s-style FPS gameplay, and it looks like a perfect match. "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," the press release says. "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".
There's no word on whether Boltgun will feature any multiplayer or if it's a singleplayer experience. Either way, it looks like it nails that old-school vibe. We're certainly intrigued to learn more about it, though there's plenty of time for that. It's heading to PS5 and PS4 sometime in 2023.
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