Update: Here it is! The promised gameplay reveal for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide at The Game Awards:
With The Game Awards taking place in just a couple of days, the show’s line-up is steadily coming into focus.
While the awards show is likely to be crammed with surprise reveals and announcements, some developers have gotten out ahead of the event to confirm their (virtual) attendance.
Swedish studio Fatshark have revealed that Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be making its gameplay debut during The Game Awards 2020. They haven’t confirmed exactly what Warhammer fans will get to see though it’s very likely the trailer will present a slice of grimdark co-op survival action.
After all, Fatshark is the same team that brought us the very popular Warhammer: Vermintide and its sequel. Both titles are focused on first person hack n’ slash gameplay as groups of four carefully tread through levels overrun with hordes of fodder enemies and tougher elites. Darktide could well be a sci-fi counterpart to this, swapping mages and Skaven, for guardsmen and chaos horrors.
If you’re looking for more Darktide clues, here’s the game’s official blurb:
Fight together with your friends against hordes of enemies in this new Warhammer 40,000 experience. From the developers of the best-selling and award-winning co-op action franchise Vermintide, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a visceral 4-player co-op action game set in the hive city of Tertium.
In the depths of the hive, the seeds of corruption threaten an overwhelming tide of darkness. A heretical cult known as the Admonition seeks to seize control of the planet Atoma Prime and lay waste to its inhabitants. It is up to you and your allies in the Inquisition to root out the enemy before the city succumbs to Chaos.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is currently planned for release in “2021” and will appear on both PC and Xbox Series X|S as a timed exclusive.
The Game Awards will be streaming on December 10th at 11:30PM UK time. Here are more details on where you can watch.