Warhammer: Vermintide launch trailer features Skaven gone wild

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I'll admit it. Warhammer: End Times—Vermintide is not a game I expected much from. Aside from being another drop in the already-quite-full bucket of licensed Warhammer videogames, it is, when you get right down to it, a rat extermination simulator. That's not the sort of premise that screams, "Good times ahoy!" But then we went to PAX, and surprise, surprise, it was actually really good.

This release trailer is fun too. It's purely cinematic, but that's okay: We've had plenty of gameplay to look at, including through up-close looks at the Witch Hunter, the Waywatcher, the Empire Soldier, the Dwarf Ranger, and the Bright Wizard. And with the game set to launch tomorrow, now is the time to set the hype table with a cool video about a very uncool situation for the Empire.

Of course, if straight-up gameplay is what you want, you can catch a good chunk of that through this September episode of the PC Gamer Show.

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.