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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Announced for PC and Xbox Series X, Launches 2021

Microsoft have announced Warhammer 40,000: Darktide during the Xbox Games Showcase.

Continuing from the success of their Vermintide series, Fatshark games has announced a new run and gun title for Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 franchise called Darktide. Players work together to face the enemies of the Imperium of Man as part of the Inquisition.

You can find the announcement trailer below.

“From the developers of the best-selling and award-winning franchise Vermintide, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a visceral 4-player co-op action game set in the hive city of Tertium. Fight together with your friends against hordes of enemies in this new Warhammer: 40,000 experience.”

In a blog post on the official Xbox site, Fatshark Community Manager Leo Wakelin had this to say about the upcoming game.

“So, what is Warhammer 40,000: Darktide? We’re sticking with a formula we know and are known for – 4 player co-op first-person action in a rich, established universe with lashings of attention to detail to serve existing 40k fans and onboard new players to that grim-dark world.

Everyone in the studio is absolutely enthralled with the Warhammer universes created by Games Workshop. Many of the founding members of the studio met through playing tabletop Warhammer games, and from those experiences and the love for the franchises the concept of Vermintide and, in turn, the upcoming Darktide, was born. Anyone who knows Warhammer Fantasy can tell you how well we captured that world in Vermintide, so you can expect even more love and uncompromising levels of detail to be poured into our slice of the Warhammer 40k universe with Darktide.

We’ll still be delivering on the same brutal melee combat that’s easy to pick up, yet layered with subtle mastery for those players who take on the hardest challenges the game has to offer.

Darktide won’t just be a melee romp though, as we’re going to bring ranged gameplay up to the same level as the melee we’re known for to really offer players diverse choices and gameplay styles through a more hybrid combat experience.

As has become our staple, Darktide will bring you cooperative experiences like never before. While it will be possible to ‘go it alone’, playing it with friends or making new ones through the game will be the best way to face off against unrelenting hordes of horror that are out to stop you from getting the job done.”

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide launches 2021 for Windows PC (via Steam) and Xbox Series X.

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