NeocoreGames, developer of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing trilogy, was at this year's E3 showing off its newest action RPG, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr. In addition to some new screenshots and a trailer, viewable below, the company also revealed some new information about the game, which is based on Games Workshop's space fantasy universe.
The Inquisition is a group tasked with rooting out Chaos and heresy from humanity's interstellar empire. There are various Inquisitors avilable to play as, each with their own background and combat class. Inquisitor - Martyr uses aspects on open-world gameplay through its Star Map of the Caligari Sector where the game takes place. The Star Map contains hundreds of star systems and missions, each taking place on its own procedurally-generated map built from various preset sections.
The Inquisitorial Campaign will gradually open up the Star Map to players as its story continues. Players have their own ship and can select various missions to undertake. Some will be stand-alone but others will lead into further connected missions. Certain missions are specially tailored with clues to lead into Grand Investigations, which are in addition to the main story thread that involves investigating an abandoned fortress-monastery named "Martyr".
Players actions in the missions will also affect the state of the Caligari Sector and vice versa. Changes to the balance between the various factions as well as special events will determine the missions that are generated by the game. In the campaign, players will have a personal fortress that they can can customise and upgrade. This is also where an indirect PvP mode will come in. Players can attempt to assult others' fortresses to earn loot. Though there is no direct multiplayer in PvP, players will be able to play co-operatively in groups of up to four.
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr is being developed to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is planned for release sometime in 2017, with its PC release coming first.