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Last week, Fatshark Games revealed the first trailer for Warhammer: Vermintide 2, a horde-fighting fantasy game in which up to four players can team up to fight off the tide of bloodthirsty invaders. To further promote this announcement, the studio has launched a sale for the first installment of the series, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. The game is 75% off at only $7.50, down from the original price of $29.99.

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Coupled with this sale is a temporary, free-to-play trial period for Vermintide. For the next three days, players will be able to download and play the first game completely free. Be quick, however; both the discount and trial end this Thursday on October 26, 1:00 pm EST.

Skaven make up for their cowardice with guile and mobility. Source

For those unfamiliar: Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is a fantasy RPG set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer Fantasy universe during the (somewhat controversial) End Times. Players can select one of five heroes to play as: the Witch Hunter, Waywatcher, Empire Soldier, Dwarf Ranger, or Bright Wizard. They can then be joined by up to three friends in a cooperative, horde-defense match in which the group must advance through a number of different locations in a style most similar to the Left 4 Dead series.

It’s not exactly a walk in the park, however; players will be constantly beset by the Skaven: a villainous race of subterranean rat people that will repeatedly attempt to stop the player and his friends. Skaven, much like zombies, are only a threat in numbers, or when aided by any of their special units that – again similarly to Left 4 Dead – can and will ambush players with unique mechanics designed to punish those who wander off on their own.

Rat Ogres are only one of the more dangerous threats brought by the Skaven. Source

Warhammer: Vermintide 2, meanwhile, is projected to release sometime in early 2018 and will for the most part feature a very similar experience, with one twist. The Skaven have been joined by Chaos, a faction of crazed, murderous marauders from the far North. Unlike the easily-quelled Skaven, the warriors of Chaos are heavily-armored and no stranger to violence. Players will be forced to band together in order to bring down even the weakest of the Viking-themed invaders, less they fall victim to the bringers of the End Times.

For more information about either of the above titles, feel free to follow the developers over Twitter @VermintideGame, or visit the official website to sign up for the Beta for Vermintide 2.

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is free-to-play for the next three days VermintideGame/Twitter
Jordan is an avid writer from Kennesaw, Georgia, where he's currently pursuing a Masters in Professional Writing. In his spare time he's also an amateur cook, gaming enthusiast, and blogger. Jordan graduated from Kennesaw State University in the Spring of 2017.
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