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Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide unveiled for PS4

Your first look at Fatshark’s forthcoming first person co-op adventure

Fatshark is proud to announce Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, a game we’ve been working hard on for the past two years.

We’ve been wanting to make a Warhammer game since a group of us at Fatshark started playing Warhammer Fantasy Battle together in our spare time back in 2004. At the time, we lacked the experience and the team to build a game that we felt would live up to our dreams.

After having worked on a number of games and watched the team grow in size, we finally set out to build our most ambitious game to date in an IP that we are incredibly passionate about.

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Vermintide is a co-operative action first person shooter and melee combat adventure set in the End Times of the iconic Warhammer Fantasy universe.

The game takes place in and around Ubersreik, a city overrun by Skaven. Players will assume the role of one of five heroes, each featuring different play-styles, abilities, gear and personality. Working cooperatively, players must use their individual attributes to survive an apocalyptic invasion from the hordes of relentless rat-men, known as the Skaven. Battles will take place across a range of environments stretching from the top of the Magnus Tower to the bowels of the Under Empire.

Working with Games Workshop has been a dream come true as well as an absolute joy. Vermintide will be published by Fatshark and so we retain a lot of creative control in building the game we want to make. Additionally, we work tightly with Games Workshop to ensure that the right Warhammer feel is accomplished. This has helped ensure that our vision of Warhammer aligns with theirs. It helps us feel confident that our game really looks and feels Warhammer – something that is incredibly important to us.

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Having built titles like War of the Roses in the past has taught us a great deal about working with melee combat, and we are building Vermintide to be a first person game that handles both ranged and melee combat in a viscerally impressive manner.

We always knew we wanted Vermintide to be a cooperative experience and have designed every aspect of the game to coincide with this vision. Everything from the loot system to the narrative is built to enhance the co-op. It’s a game about surviving to the end with your friends.

We hope you’re as excited about the game as we are! For more information on Vermintide check out the official website at www.vermintide.com.

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RickVictoria 5 February, 2015 @ 1:10 pm   1

Please say this is split screen couch co-op as well as online…

 

This looks really nice and eerie.

 
TheJungler 5 February, 2015 @ 1:21 pm   3

I might have been interested if you could play as the Skaven, as they were who I played as when I was (briefly) into Warhammer as a kid. But if it’s just dudes killing monsters then I’ll stick with Destiny.

Will this come to PC or Ps3 or just Ps4?

 
Omac_brother 5 February, 2015 @ 1:53 pm   5

Check the post tags. PS4.

 

First person? Eh.

In other news, Persona 5 nee trailer with gameplay is now on YouTube! Heck yeah.

 
Porcupeth00 5 February, 2015 @ 2:09 pm   7

co-op = not for me.

fatshark_mwd 5 February, 2015 @ 2:44 pm   8

Hi, it is not coming to PS3. It is coming to a PS4 close to you! 😉

 
Vambo_Ossy 5 February, 2015 @ 3:04 pm   9

Finally! A PS4 game that actually looks like it’s worth playing.

 

Looks good. Digital only title?

twinspectre 5 February, 2015 @ 4:54 pm   11

i’m not a CooP fan , i wish this game give us a single player campaign , and a great single player experience without Handholding us , without regenhealth , without waypoints , that tells us where to go , without checkpoints , no no dumbed down gameplay and give us the good old medipack , savepoints and a great challenge 🙂 PLEASE and i’ll buy this game DAY 1
i didn’t preordered and i’ll not buy Evolve ,because Coop games will become repetitive
Please Take in consideration what i said @Martin Wahlund

p.s i wish this game will not become a DLC fest

fatshark_mwd 5 February, 2015 @ 7:40 pm   12

@twinspectre Thanks for the feedback! I can’t say much more than whats in the blogpost so far but there will be more info coming every week from now on!

fatshark_mwd 5 February, 2015 @ 9:14 pm   13

Np! 🙂

CO-OP FTW!

btw I was hoping for a Warhammer 40k Spacemarine game.. that would be glorious on PS4.

 

My wife is Skaven mad so will doubtless be getting this on day 1, and if it’s got local multiplayer I’m sure I’ll be drafted too 😉

fatshark_mwd 6 February, 2015 @ 12:49 pm   16

@tycho2 We are a few people here as well that are mad about Skaven! 😉

 
Ra1metheraven 15 February, 2015 @ 4:48 am   17

please let this be a very gory game because its warhammer and i want a goddamn skaven mode