Warhammer 40k’s Eisenhorn: Xenos dives deep into hard-boiled narrative

Eisenhorn-Game-preview002The Warhammer 40k setting was originally used for a tabletop strategy game where the “grim darkness” of the distant future provided an excuse for armies of Space Marines and Orks to wage endless war against one another. Fans wanted to know more about the world outside the battlefield, and the makers of Warhammer, Games Workshop, obliged with numerous novels based on the game. Among the most widely acclaimed novels set in this universe is the Eisenhorn trilogy. These books follow Gregor Eisenhorn, an Inquisitor for the Imperium of Man. Eisenhorn is a psychic space cop with the legal authority to do just about anything he wants — and the brute force to match. In the upcoming game, Eisenhorn: XENOS, players will control Eisenhorn and his retinue of companions as he investigates an interstellar conspiracy. We played the first two chapters to see how the Warhammer franchise fares when the strategy is replaced by a hard-boiled narrative. Continue reading at Geek.com.

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