The Warhammer series has a long history in both tabletop and digital gaming, and they show no signs of slowing down. Following this year's Warhammer Skulls showcase, a lot of games were brought onstage including the much anticipated Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. The joint effort of Official Warhammer and Fatshark, Darktide is an upcoming team-based first-person shooter that pits players against dark and monstrous forces. It's being presented as a co-op game where players will be able to work together for better chances of survival. It's currently scheduled for release on September 13th, 2022. It will be made available on PC and Xbox through both Steam and Game Pass, respectively.
Weathering The Darktide
Co-op shooters continue to prove popular and Warhammer is trying its hand at it. With Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, the title will have elements similar to the well-received Left 4 Dead series by Valve and may help fill in the gap until Bethesda's Redfall releases sometime next year. The game is set in the underground city of Tertium which has been overrun by ravenous creatures as well as a plague that is corrupting its citizens. Instead of playing as Empire forces sent in to take care of the problem, you'll be playing as a customized "Reject" (an ostracized person) with nothing to do but survival to drive them.
Warhammer is no stranger to shooters but this isn't the first time they've attempted a co-op game. The most recent is the Warhammer: Vermintide 2 in 2018 which was set in Warhammer's medieval fantasy universe with players in first-person as one of five different characters. They also had the successful third-person action-shooter Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine which was also mentioned at the Skulls showcase but has yet to announce an official release date. Darktide will be the first Warhammer co-op game with fully customizable characters.
The game's page is already open to reservations and even offers an Imperial Edition that includes aesthetic extras such as character and weapon skills as well as some Aquilas, the in-game currency. More information about Warhammer 40,000: Darktide can be found on its official website and Steam page.