Finally! Finally, the focus is not only on protection pets in power armors, or heroic, but hidden in large flying cathedrals navy. The anvil and the hammer of the Empire, the unsung heroes, the food for the endless meat grinder, the most indispensable unit of the universe after the gaunts (not to be confused with the hero of the Empire Ibram Gaunt) are in the center of attention… The Imperial Guard! So, in the licensed newspaper Workshop Workshop Astra Militarum.
Fatshark Studio scored fully for the last time with its Vermintide 2, which showed that it is possible to make a great cooperative carving in a fantasy Warhammer environment. Well, then it was decided that he would do the same in WH 40K. The result is, or will be, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, which has now been shown with a gameplay trailer.
As I have already indicated very briefly, this time you are not playing for the Marines, but a cannon futter from the Imperial Guard, and the one you will face corresponds to that. So get ready for cultists and mutants of all kinds, and I reckon that when a heretical Marine appears, he will serve as a boss. As part of the logic of the universe, anything you met in the Space Hulk, for example, would erase these four in a matter of seconds.
Needless to say, the quartet is cleverly chosen. Fatshark has not yet described the individual characters in detail, but it is still possible to estimate a lot. First of all, there is a lieutenant (?) With a power sword and probably a firearm, probably a classic lasgun.
Next to it rises Ogryn, one of the descendants of homo sapiens, which the Empire decided to take at its mercy and did not exterminate them as mutants or xenos. Because this mountain of muscle is really strong and really stupid, it has a simple grenade launcher (“booom!”) And a knife (“rippa!”) The size of a sword.
Another to the party is a guard veteran, probably a sergeant who has a chainsword on hand, an improved lasgun with optics and no, it’s not a stormtrooper or Kasrkin because he doesn’t have a hotshot lasgun.
And in order for everyone to fight properly for the Emperor and for Ogryn to know how to have dinner, the last to the party is a priestess, a female version of Priest. She’s not an armored Sister of Battle, she’s not an inquisitor, she’s just a miserably armed religious fanatic who goes on the offensive to the roar of a litany and rinsing with a huge hammer.
As you would expect from Fatshark, Warhammer 40,000 Darktide is really brutal and the corpses of cultists quickly pile up around the heroes. Compared to Vermintide 2, Darktide has a much darker atmosphere, because to go to the depths of a hive city full of Chaos worshipers with just a little sharper flashlight and overgrown tools is simply much scarier than massacring enemies with spells.
If Darktide works as well as its predecessor in cooperation, I expect tens of hours of great fun from him. Already in Vermintide, the creators showed that they can correctly distinguish individual professions and underline their abilities and uniqueness.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be released in 2021 on PC and Xbox Series X / S (mention of PlayStation is missing) and will offer cooperation for 4 players.