Fatshark, an independent developer from Stockholm, Sweden recently announced the development of Warhammer: End Times Vermintide. A team of experienced game developers that previously worked on titles like Lead and Gold, Krater and War of the Roses will take their skills to the next Warhammer based video game.
Warhammer: End Times Vermintide is a co-operative first person shooter and melee action adventure that takes place during the final apocalyptic days of Games Workshop’s famous Warhammer Fantasy universe.
Warhammer: End Times Vermintide places the players in the city of Ubersreik that is under constant siege by the disguisting rat men Skaven. These wretched creatures from the Warhammer setting were rats that mutated and grew mansized as they gnawed on the fragments of the mysterious warpstone, a leftover from the time that the warpstone meteor crashed into the land. Festering and spawning in the sewers of the human cities a sinister horde of furry vermin plots the fall of mankind and now they are here for 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.”
To fight this relentless tide of dirty rats players will have take their pick from a selection of five heroes, each unique in his play style, gear, abilities and character. Combining their strengths this band of adventurers will have a task to cleanse the city of the invaders and take the fight to their hidden Under Empire.
Warhammer: End Times Vermintide is expected to come out in the second half of 2015, for Windows PC, XboX One, Microsoft all-in-one games and entertainment system and PlayStation4.