Developer Fatshark has announced a Warhammer 40,000 Darktide release date, with the game still on track to launch this year.
The upcoming sci-fi co-op shooter will be available on PC and Xbox Series X|S from September 13, 2022. The news was accompanied by a short cinematic trailer, giving us a glimpse at some key characters. This could also be our first look at Darktide’s lobby/pre-match hub area.
Towards the end of the video we get to see Warhammer 40,000 Darktide in action as players lay waste to the dark forces of chaos using both ranged and melee attacks. According to Fatshark, its upcoming game has been a “permanent fixture” within Steam’s most wanted wishlisted games.
Oh, you may be thinking, another Warhammer game? While it’s true that there are no shortage of titles based on the popular Games Workshop license, Darktide had our immediate attention. This is thanks to Fatshark’s work on Vermintide and Vermintide 2 which stand next to the Total War: Warhammer series as the best Warhammer games available.
Warhammer 40,000 Darktide Key Features
A fast-paced and brutal co-op adventure
Stem the overwhelming tides of enemies alongside up to 3 friends in this harrowing co-op experience. Team composition and collaboration are critical, and will determine whether or not you secure victory for the God-Emperor.
Built on the legacy of Vermintide 2’s highly-praised melee combat, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide introduces a deep and balanced gunplay to the mix. Master the balance between ranged and melee combat as you fight through a slew of enemies, feeling the impact of each swing of your chainsword or blazing gunfire from your lasgun.
An unexpected journey
Step into the dystopian and violent world of the Warhammer 40,000 universe where you play the part of a convict turned agent who serves the zealous Inquisition in its mission to exterminate Chaos cultist corruption.
Your character, your playstyle
Choose your class and customize your skillset and load-out — all tailored to suit your own style of play. Upgrade your gear, customize your character’s looks, and prove your worth to the elusive Inquisitor.
We recently revisited Vermintide 2 following multiple expansions and four years of updates and improvements. We’ll be watching Darktide closely as the game nears its release date.
Source: Press Release