[UPDATE: we’ve appended screenshots to the end of the article post-publication.]
Developer Fatshark has revealed Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, a download-only, four player co-op shooter/action-adventure game set in the End Times portion of the Warhammer universe.
The game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC some time in the latter half of this year. Featured above, you can view a teaser trailer of the game, although it doesn’t show much more other than the Skaven.
In the game, you’ll experience the city of Ubersreik under attack while a band of five heroes, each with their own equipment, personalities, and unique abilities, fight against legions of the aforementioned Skaven.
The synopsis of the game’s story, below, courtesy of Fatshark:
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.