Swedish developer Fatshark announced today that they’re making a sequel to their cooperative combat game, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. The sequel, which is appropriately called Warhammer: Vermintide 2, will come to PC and consoles. Not much is known about the game besides the teaser trailer below, but more will be revealed on October 17 via a livestream at 10am PST.
“On October 23, 2015 we introduced the world to Warhammer: Vermintide, and since then it has sold over 1.5 million units.” says Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark. “Now it’s time to introduce the upcoming sequel – Warhammer: Vermintide 2.”
Check out the teaser trailer for Warhammer: Vermintide 2:
There’s plenty of opportunity to expand upon the original. Here’s what Keri Honea had to say in our Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide review:
I understand that implementing bots in as teammates might be even more painful, as bot AI is often about as helpful as uncommunicative teammates. But if bots aren’t the answer, then perhaps changing up the respawn system is the better solution. It makes sense why there is no respawning at all in the random dungeon crawls, but the current respawn system in the campaign is beyond comprehension. I suppose the interim solution is to suck less and not die.
While there are plenty of co-op only titles on the console, most of these were built with consoles in mind and therefore had devices in place to make a mandatory teamwork experience a smooth one. It doesn’t take long to see that Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide for PS4 was certainly not constructed with consoles in the forethought; it’s quite the afterthought, and it painfully shows. Stick to the PC for this one.
More will be revealed about Warhammer Vermintide 2 on October 17.