Inquisitor – Martyr Part 3: Factions of the Caligari Sector
Last week, the team from NeoCore Games, developers of the forthcoming Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr video game, told us about the variety of enemies available to battle in the game, from mobs of expendable foes to dangerous bosses. This week, they return to give us the lowdown on the factions these enemies belong to.
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr takes place in the Caligari Sector, a place torn by warp-surges, sometimes cutting off entire star systems from the Imperium for an extended period of time, so there is no shortage of Chaos and corruption.
In an action RPG featuring the Inquisition, we thought that it would be fitting to have enemy factions that aren’t frequently explored by other Warhammer 40,000 video games. Instead of focusing on a xenos threat, we wanted to see the workings of Chaos across several factions, including corrupted combatants, cultists, heretics, mutants and Daemons… the vilest enemies of the Imperium.
The most common of these enemy factions features those who have had the audacity to turn away from the Emperor’s light. Sometimes they aren’t even aware how far they have strayed from the path – in the Caligari Sector, vicious local warp-surges can cut off whole systems for a very long time. As a result, there are worlds protected by the twisted remains of the original Imperial forces that have gradually devolved during the long centuries of abandonment.
Among the ranks of these Rebel Guardsmen, Inquisitors will find weapon specialists, heavy gunners and even psykers, not to mention vile mutants such as Ogryns, traitorous heretics all, who will meet their demise at the hands of a well-trained Inquisitor.
The game prominently features several of the Space Marines Legions that were established at the dawn of the Imperium but fell to Chaos during the Horus Heresy. Their history is riddled with acts of barbarism and monstrous deeds, and their resurgence in the Caligari Sector is more than worrying.
– Alpha Legion
The mysterious XX Legion was the last to be united with its Primarch, a secretive figure known as Alpharius. Lots of rumours and legends surround the Legion, and they are known for tactics of misdirection, infiltration and stealth. In Inquisitor – Martyr, the Alpha Legion is represented by various units, such as the Mutant Rampager, Reborn Warmaster, Alpha Legion Marines and even an impressively large Helbrute.
– Black Legion
Another force of traitors, these once-ambitious servants of the Imperium are now fallen to Chaos, and the warband featured have been corrupted by the Chaos God Nurgle. For millennia, the members and supporters of this Legion have been working to overthrow the Imperium. Among their ranks you will find Chaos Space Marines, Renegade Soldiers and Rogue Psykers, along with the occasional Chaos Spawn and Chaos Decimator.
– Word Bearers
The Word Bearers were the first among the Space Marine Legions to betray the Emperor and pledge their allegiance to the Ruinous Powers. In the game, the player can encounter Unbound Raiders, Ravagers, Enforcers and Tribesmen, as well as Word Bearers Sorcerers, corrupted Space Marines, and other vile fiends.
Nurgle is one of the four Chaos Gods, bringer of diseases, decay and pestilence. In the game, you’ll face followers and minions of the Plague Lord in various forms. Nurglings are small, mischievous Daemons, usually overwhelming the players in a horde. The Prophet of Nurgle is a Chaos Cultist, while other enemies encountered will attack with both melee and ranged weapons, including Plaguebearers, Reborn Marauders, Plague Ogryns and Plague Marines. The most ominous entities in this faction are Nurgle Dreadnoughts, Helbrutes and the terrifying, tentacle-ridden Daemonhost.
This is just a taster of what’s to come – plenty of other new factions will be introduced as future Seasons bring free content updates to the game. We can already confirm that the Night Lords and Drukhari are waiting in the wings. As for the other upcoming factions, we’ll let them be a surprise for now – let’s just say that they will be quite fitting to the game’s tone and setting…
Sounds intriguing! We can’t wait to start bringing the Emperor’s vengeance to all these renegades and traitors – and there’s not long to wait, with Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr coming soon to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles – so grab your bolter and power sword and start serving the Inquisition!