Warhammer Vermintide trailer shines a light on the Bright Wizard

Warhammer: End Times—Vermintide

"Bright Wizard" sounds like the kind of hero who saves the day at the end of a fairy tale. "A split-second before the axe fell, the Bright Wizard leapt out of the shadows and cried, "Stop, fiend! Your reign of terror is over!" But it turns out the Bright Wizard in Warhammer: End Times—Vermintide didn't get that name because she's a shining beacon of goodness. Nope. She just likes setting stuff on fire.

Specifically, she likes toasting rat-folk by the dozen. The Bright Wizard might take a less hands-on approach than the Dwarf Ranger, as showcased in this video, but she's an effective exterminator nonetheless—and not above slicing and dicing when the moment calls for it.

Warhammer: End Times—Vermintide comes out on October 23, which, yes, is just three days from today. In case you'd forgotten, it might be pretty good.

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.