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Action RPG Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr blasts into early access

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Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr (opens in new tab) is an open-world, isometric action-RPG with more star forts, mutants and daemons than you can shake a Staff of Light at. It's just entered Early Access and developer Neocore Games says it's around 60-70% complete: the story campaign won't be added until launch but you can get to grips with two Inquisitor classes in PvE missions and one PvP mode.

When it comes out you'll be able to steer your Inquisitor through the chaos-infested Caligari Sector, completing various mission types as you work through the campaign. You can blast through the hordes solo or form a Cabal with other Inquisitors, which can net you special mission types. Daily quests will add constant new content and big updates called 'Seasons' will introduce more story arcs. 

It looks suitably grim for a Warhammer game and the combat looks pretty frantic when enemy numbers start to crank up. There's also the promise of players influencing the world and its story, which I'm intrigued by. 

The full game is due out early next year, and before that the team will add new enemy factions, Inquisitor classes and boss battles. Click here (opens in new tab) for the complete road map. 

It's £30.59/$44.99 on Steam (opens in new tab), including a 10% discount.

Neocore Games are the folk behind The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing games, which were decent enough ARPGs, so hopefully this one can avoid falling into the droves of hated Warhammer games (opens in new tab). The trailer above doesn't show any in-game footage, so watch the video below for that.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.