Fatshark, together with Games Workshop, has announced Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide, a downloadable co-op action first-person shooter and melee combat adventure game set in the End Times of the Warhammer universe due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in the second half of 2015.
The game sees the city of Ubersreik under siege, and sees a band of five heroes, each with their own play styles, abilities, gear, and personalities, work together to survive against hordes of power hungry Skaven across a range of environments.
Here’s the story summary, via 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.
Watch the announcement teaser below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.