Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is out this September! Hurrah!
At least, that’s the response Fatshark, the developer and publisher of this grimdark co-op shooter, seems to expect from its tweet. And we did absolutely love Vermintide 2, Fatshark’s last Warhammer co-op murder-em-up. But we’ve got to raise our eyebrows at the way the tweet fails to mention this is the game’s second delay (though the new trailer hints at it).
Fatshark’s website does shed a little more light on the delay, stating that: “It’s paramount that we deliver the best 4-player co-op experience possible. That’s why we’ve decided to extend production time on Warhammer 40,000: Darktide from its previously slated Spring 2022 release to September 13th, 2022.”
Yes, Darktide, which is set to be less melee-based than Vermintide, can be played in single-player mode, but it’s designed as a co-op game. It takes place in a Hive City, a place so densely packed that its occupants have never seen the sky; in essence, it’s a world of its own. So when things go horribly wrong, it’s up to you and your comrades to sort it all out.
To accompany the release date’s announcement, Fatshark has released a brief and relatively uneventful trailer which you can check out above. Barring another delay, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will arrive this September 13th, landing on PC and Xbox Series X|S.