The ‘Gaunt’s Ghosts’ have arrived in ‘Warhammer 40K: Darktide.’ Dishes On Design author Dan Abnett
Fat Shark’s prior entry into the Warhammer fantasy universe have been great hits, and now, three years after Vermintide 2, the team is back with Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. Fans of the grimdark Warhammer 40K universe may already be salivating, but they’ll be even happier to learn that Dan Abnett, author of Gaunt’s Ghosts and Eisenhorn, is collaborating with Fat Shark to create a game that feels authentic to the environment.
The developers of ‘Vermintide’ discuss ‘Warhammer 40,000: Darktide.’
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Vermintide and Vermintide 2 are beloved additions to the fantasy Warhammer realm, concentrating on the Skaven and Chaos armies as they fight together to bring down the empire. With Warhammer 40K: Darktide, Fat Shark will venture into the domain of grimdark for the first time.
Some of the gameplay concepts from the promo films will be familiar to Vermintide veterans – you and up to three other teammates fight vast hordes of evil. However, it appears that many of the similarities cease at basic gameplay.
The player’s reputation with the all-powerful Inquisition, which serves the Imperium of Man by rooting out Chaos and xenos influences, will be emphasized in Warhammer 40K: Darktide. While players will still be able to participate in horde and survivor missions, they will now be able to choose between guardsmen, zealots, and ogryn, based on what we’ve seen so far.
The setting, of course, is dramatically different. The setting for Warhammer 40K is the 40th millenium, when humanity has spread over the galaxy in the guise of a bloated, gloomy empire that is barely holding its own against the ever-growing powers of Chaos. Dan Abnett has been recruited on board to help bring that universe to life — but more on that later.
“We wanted to incorporate that sense of vulnerability into the game. Make sure you have these occasions where other individuals are present… This is a condensed version of the narrative. I hope you found it entertaining.