Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide Announced for PS4, Releases Later This Year

Developed by Fatshark (Lead and Gold), Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is a co-op action first-person shooter and melee combat adventure set in the End Times of the Warhammer universe. Scheduled for release in the second half of 2015, the game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, likely as a digital download.

Choosing from five heroes with different play-styles, abilities, gear, and personalities, you must work together co-operatively to fight off the Skaven invasion across areas that take you from the top of the Magnus Tower down to the Under Empire.

Here’s the official description:

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.

Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund says, “Combining gritty combat with co-operative multiplayer action, Vermintide will provide the player with a completely new perspective of the Warhammer Fantasy universe, through the eyes of the heroes they play. Staying true to the fantasy lore, with familiar foes and locations, we look forward to winning the hearts of enthusiasts and newcomers with this new take on the Warhammer story.”