During the Summer Game Fest stream, a brand new gameplay trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide was shown. In the two-minute trailer, players can get a look at some of the exciting 4-player co-op action on offer in Darktide, including an example of a mission playthrough.
From what's shown, the gameplay looks fantastic, and builds upon the strong foundation that developer Fatshark offered with Vermintide 2.
If you're itching to learn more, the Steam page for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide offers the following description:
Additional information about the game is also provided on its Steam page, such as players being able to create their own unique, customizable character and control which skills and traits they use in battle.
The game is "built on the legacy of Vermintide 2's best-in-class melee combat" with Darktide adding gunplay to the mix as well. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is currently available for pre-purchase on Steam, with the game set to release later this year on September 13.
For more on what was shown during Summer Game Fest, be sure to read through our coverage of Bloober Team announcing Layers of Fears for 2023.
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Looks like graphics are stepped up relative to vermintide. Hopefully animation quality, as well as multiplayer gameplay are equally improved. I tried some vermintide coop sessions but it never really jelled for me.
I wonder what’s the mix between ranged and melee combat in Darktide. In Vermintide, melee was often used since you’d reserve your ranged for elites and specials, specially in higher difficulties. I’d imagine Darktide has a bigger focus on ranged.
All over this. Love 40K and FatShark make the best L4D-style games since L4D.