Fatshark announced today its new co-op first person shooter Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide, set during the latest Warhammer Fantasy Battles narrative campaign The End Times.
The game, scheduled for release in the second half of this year for PS4, Xbox One and PC, pitches five heroes with different playstyles and abilities against the Skaven horde in defense of the Imperial city of Ubersreik.
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, loosing 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.
The official website shows only silhouettes for the “heroes” (there really are no “heroes” in Warhammer, but oh, well..). Three are definitely recognizable as a Witch Hunter, a (female) Bright Wizard and a Dwarf. Another seems to be some sort of Chaos zealot. The fifth is too generic to be recognized by his silhouette, but he could be an Imperial knight.
Below you can enjoy a trailer and the first four screenshots.