Warhammer 40K: Darktide shows off its ragtag co-op crew in new trailer

Warhammer 40,000 Darktide

Four scoundrels band together to survive 40K

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During today’s annual Warhammer festival Skulls, developer Fatshark premiered a new trailer for its upcoming co-op action game Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. It looks grim, dark, and grimy. Pretty much what’d you expect in a Warhammer 40K setting.

As humanity struggles to fight back against the tides of Chaos, criminals are rounded up and sent into the fray. These Inquisition forces are basically the Suicide Squad in 40K. But you and three friends will need to touch down on the planet and try to survive.

Fatshark garnered a reputation for solid co-op action with its work on Warhammer: Vermintide. Rather than a dark fantasy setting, Darktide leaps ahead into the future of Warhammer 40,000. The nice part is while there are guns to wield, there are still plenty of big weapons to swing too. There is even some magic to wield, depending on what class you pick.

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Pre-orders went live today for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. The co-op game is expected to go live on Sept. 13 for PC and Xbox Series X|S consoles. Two different versions are available: the basic runs $39.99 and has a few launch cosmetics, while the $59.99 Imperial Edition has premium currency, unique class outfits, and more.

We’ve already seen some gameplay of Darktide and it looks pretty dark. It is the world of Warhammer 40K, after all. No matter what planet you land on or faction you belong to, it seems like a generally rough universe to get by in. Still, the thieves and scoundrels of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will try to keep on and stay alive in the face of Chaos.

The new trailer was among several big announcements today at the Warhammer Skulls festival. A new video looked behind the scenes of the upcoming Space Marine 2, and a few different Warhammer projects got announced. I’m personally a big fan of Boltgun.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide hits PC and Xbox Series X|S on Sept. 13. It’s also due to arrive on Game Pass.

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