Fatshark announced today that there’s a release window for Warhammer: Vermintide 2. The upcoming first-person cooperative shooter is set to launch during the first quarter of 2018 for PC on Steam.
The company opened up pre-orders for the co-op shooter over on the official Steam page.
Obviously, if you don’t want to support pre-order culture, it’s probably best to wait for the game to actually launch before you put any money into the open coffers of Fatshark. Let those user reviews roll in from trusted gamers so you can judge as to whether the game will be worth the price of entry.
As for Warhammer: Vermintide 2, the game continues the cooperative shooting tradition that Fatshark introduced with the first game. This means that you and three of your best buddies will hop into the world of Game Workshop’s Warhammer universe, and instead of facing off against the seemingly endless hordes of rat-faced armies from the Skaven, you’ll be taking on the corrupting forces of the undead hordes from the Chaos.
There’s a trailer that you can check out below to give you a good ‘ole look at the game’s cinematic quality gameplay.
The three minute trailer starts by giving gamers a look at the brand new maps and areas that players will be able to explore this time of time, as well as the heroes of Chaos that they will have to fight against.
Also, this time around instead of just having four playable classes there are 15 careers and five heroes to choose from.
Fatshark is adding in a ton of new content to the game, including new weapons, an improved loot system (and hopefully no loot boxes), new enemies, better mod support, and new quests.
According to Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark, he mentioned in the press release that it’s all about evolving on every aspect of the original Vermintide, stating…
“Vermintide 2 is the evolution of the genre. If you liked the first game, you’ll love the second. We have listened to the community, analyzed hours and hours of online playthroughs, and combined this with our passion for co-op games to bring you the very best experience possible.”
Hopefully the game is actually just a solid upgrade over the last game and nothing too unwieldy and over-the-top. Some companies manage to break their games by going too far in one direction or the other, so we’ll see how well Fatshark handles Vermintide 2 when the game launches in the first quarter of 2018 next year.