Warhammer Vermintide 2 has been confirmed by developer Fatshark, with a new teaser trailer advertising a full reveal on October 17th, 2017.
The original game, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, was released for the PC in October 2015, with the console version almost exactly one year later. So it’s still fairly recent, but obviously it’s already time for a new game.
The original was multiplayer only, as you teamed with up to three other players to take on the Skaven. That meant first person shooting, spells and melee fighting against the ratmen from the Warhammer universe. And you could choose to be a Waitch Hunter, Empire Soldier, Dwarf Ranger, Waywatcher or Bright Wizard. Since release, there has been the free Sigmar’s Blessing update which included 40 more weapons, patches including adding a Last Stand endgame mode, and paid DLC including The Fall and Drachenfels.
“On October 23rd, 2015 we introduced the world to Warhammer: Vermintide, and since then it has sold over 1.5 million units.” says Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark and continues “Now it’s time to introduce the upcoming sequel – Warhammer: Vermintide 2”
So far no details have been released beyond the fact it’ll be coming to PC and consoles – hopefully more of a simultaneous release as it sometimes feels like the hype for the original release of games by smaller developers can fade between the computer and console versions.
Hopefully it will also introduce additional enemies alongside or replacing the Skaven from the first game, and it’ll be interesting to find out whether character classes will be added or replaced with alternatives. Despite the lack of information in the trailer, there’s speculation that the sounds are in fact the forces of Nurgle, who are the pestilential children of the Plague Lord. And as slimey and horrible as you’ve already imagined. Adding them would be a suitably terrifying and replusive enemy to ramp up the gore of the sequel.
We’ll have more news around the official reveal on October 17th, 2017 and the eventual release.
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