The Steam page is deliberately sparse, with the announcement on the Steam page being little more than a gif, a short description, and a link to the reveal trailer below.
The little that we can be moderately sure of comes from the game's main description. According to that, we don't expect to see the gameplay change to any significant effect, still revolving around a team of four players, each playing a different character, hacking and slashing their way through a map full of Skaven ratmen. Though whether we'll be seeing new characters or a return to the characters from the first game remains to be seen. Interestingly, Vermintide 2 seems to have dropped "The End Times" from the title. Does this suggest that this will be a prequel, rather than a sequel? Of course, it may simply been dropped for brevity, but we're unlikely to know much more until Fatshark's livestream.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Vermintide. It’s time for players to return to the memorable first-person co-op experience with intense world class melee action.
Set in the dark and grim Warhammer Fantasy world, you must join forces with up to three other players to tackle the endless hordes of enemies. Equipped with a variety of melee and ranged weapons, you and your team are all that stands between utter defeat and victory - and if you fall so will the Empire.
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide was a surprise hit back in October of 2015, with the Left 4 Dead-style gameplay, mixed with brutal first-person combat set in the Warhammer Fantasy world enough to see the original Vermintide sell over 1.5 million copies. The first Vermintide launched on PC in October 2015 and followed to the Xbox One and PS4 in October 2016, a year later. A message from Fatshark confirms that the game will be coming to the PC (via Steam) and to unspecified "consoles".
Looking forward to Warhammer: Vermintide 2? Then keep your eyes steady and prepare to unleash hell on October 17, 7 PM CET / 10 AM PST, on Fatshark's Twitch channel. If you want to play the original, it's currently part of the Humble Jumbo Bundle 9 as one of the Beat the Average tier set at $5.01 right now.
Quick takeHoo boy, I can't wait. I loved Vermintide, and I'm so happy that they brought this back for a second. And it's fantastic to see more great games from Games Workshop's many licenses. Long may this trend of great Warhammer Fantasy-based games continue!
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