Vermintide II has been revealed. Come grab a first look at the trailer, some gameplay, and then dive into a walkthrough/stream if you like.
If you have never played Vermintide, you are missing out. The game is a ton of fun–it’s challenging, it’s got some well-paced melee combat, and it’s co-operative, which is a rarity in this day and age. Basicaly, it’s you and your friends vs. the End Times in the Old World. Though the End Times have been dropped from the title for Vermintide II, it’s still very clearly a bad time to be a person in Fantasy. Which, to be fair, any time is a bad time to be a person in Warhammer Fantasy, that world was just a terrible place to live–if you didn’t die from all of the normal medieval times terribleness, you also had magic diseases, chaos, Skaven, and a whole bunch of other magic BS that hated you and wants you to be a dead person. And for every Karl Franz, there are thousands of “unknown Empire crosswbowmaan #2” (died to goblin doom divers).
BUT while the whimsical and no longer extant world of Warhammer Fantasy may have been a terrible place to be alive (though now even the world itself is dead), it is a fantastic place to adventure and fight hordes of marauders and other villains. Now with added Chaos! Check out the reveal trailer, plus some first-look gameplay footage below.
Right away we know we’re going to see a laundry list of bullet points, but they all seem to be pretty salient improvements to the game. The biggest takeaways are the 15 Careers over 5 heroes–which lets you determine what flavor of character you’re playing. We had a look at the three jobs that the Dwarf will have in the trailer: a Slayer and a dwarf with a helmet, hammer and shield:
Which I’ve just been informed is a “dwarf warrior.” But I’m gonna call him a hammerman. And then we also have a dwarf with a different kind of helmet, and a crossbow. Or, as they are more formally known, a Dwarf Ranger.
Now, having seen some of the crossbow stuff in action, he’s probably going to have a few powerful shots, and like a fast attack, but then also melee stuff. And, there’s even more customization available, as each of the heroes will have a talent tree, so you can really spec the character of your choice to fit the playstyle. We had a chance to see Markus Kruger, who has taken up a career as a Knight in Vermintide II, in action, and he’s a heavy hitter to be certain. If you want a longer taste of what the gameplay is like, we’ve got the full reveal/walkthrough/dev chat video coming up for you.
Gameplay starts at, the dev talk starts at 11:30, gameplay starts around 38:30. The whole thing looks pretty exciting, and I can’t wait to dive in and start fighting back the forces of Chaos with my friends. We’ll be keeping an eye on Vermintide II as it develops, so be sure and stay tuned.
Every single time I see the Dwarf, I can’t help but hear “We make holes in teeth” over and over. Now, hopefully, you do too.