Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide Launches This Week, Gets Overview Video


Fatshark's latest game, Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide, is about to be released on PC (Steam). It's a cooperative action first person shooter with a focus on melee combat, and it's set in the Warhammer fantasy universe, specifically in the End Times.

Here's the official story synopsis:

The time of mortals is ending, and the reign of Chaos draws ever closer. The Dark Gods are at last united in a singular purpose, losing their madness across the world as never before. In the Empire of Sigmar, Karl Franz's gaze is focused on the incursion of the savage northmen, but it is not the only threat. As the Chaos moon Morrslieb waxes full, shrill voices echo through tunnels gnawed far beneath the Empire's cities, and a Skaven host swarms towards the surface. It emerges first in the city of Ubersreik, a screeching mass that consumes all before it. Soon Ubersreik is a charnel-town, drowning beneath the malevolent shadow of the Horned Rat.

Yet even in the darkest times, there are always champions to light the way. As Ubersreik cowers, five heroes, united by capricious fate, carry the fight to the rat-men. It remains to be seen whether they have the strength to survive, let alone work together long enough to thwart the invaders. One truth, however, is beyond all doubt: should these five fall, then Ubersreik will fall with them.

Players can choose one out of five unique heroes, each one with their arsenal and abilities. You can also gather loot at the end of the mission and it's going to be better (probably - there's still a dice to roll) if you complete side quests, too. You can check out an overview video released today below; we've also added some gameplay footage from the press beta of Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game are expected early next year.