Fatshark goes "inside" Warhammer: End Times—Vermintide with new video

Warhammer: End Times—Vermintide

"Vermintide is not a game about killing the most Skaven," Victor Magnuson of Fatshark Games declares at the end of the debut "Inside the Vermintide" promotional trailer, in which Skaven are bloodily, mercilessly slaughtered in numbers far too great too count.

To be fair, he's likely referring to the way experience is handed out based on a team's success, rather than individual heroics. "Everybody in the game gets rewarded equally, independent of how you perform," he explains in the video. "It's not, like, singling out a player because he got the most headshots or anything like that."

The narration is a little too canned to be very interesting, but the gameplay actually looks potentially very good. It reminds me quite a bit of Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, which I like to bring up at every opportunity as one of the finest first-person melee games I've ever played. If Vermintide can live up to that game (or, dare to dream, surpass it), it should be a real blast. For more, Evan had a look back in February.

A release date hasn't been announced, but it's expected to be out in the fall. Beta signups for Warhammer: End Times—Vermintide are being taken now at Vermintide.com.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.