Upcoming first person action game Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide has been given a release date, for PC at least. Brought to us from developer Fatshark Games, the makers of last year’s terrible Escape Dead Island, the game will be available for purchase on October 23, 2015 for the PC. The game is also scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One before the end of the year. The game is based on the beloved table top gaming franchise that encompasses numerous video games, a bunch of comic books, hundreds of novels and a straight to DVD animated film featuring John Hurt (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and Terrence Stamp (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert).
Fatshark Games describes the setting as follows: “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.”
The game will be going up against the likes of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and Halo 5: Guardians when it launches next month, so hopefully Fatshark Games can pull off a better effort than their last title.