Warhammer 40k: Darktide screenshot of the squad from the trailer

[Update #2]: After playing for about 50 hours now I've decided to create a beginner's guide covering some of the basic concepts and combat strategies. So if you'd like your first run through Darktide to be a nice and pleasant one, I'd welcome you to give it a look.

[Update]: Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is already looking like new and improved version of Vermintide.

After making one of the best depictions of the Warhammer Fantasy universe, Vermintide studio Fatshark is now setting their sights on Warhammer 40,000. While the details on the upcoming Darktide are unfortunately few and far between, it will once again be a four-player co-op action game that will have you face off against hordes upon hordes of Chaos fanatics and monstrosities!

You can get a little bit of an idea of what to expect, as well as what sort of malformed enemies you'll be fighting against, through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander, and just remember, these four unfortunate saps won't be the playable characters:

If you're worried about the fate of Vermintide 2 now that Fatshark is working on a new game, it's also worth mentioning that the developers have released a brief update announcing their continued support, along with a brand new expansion set in the Chaos Wastes! So while Darktide is going to hopefully be an evolution of the concept, Vermintide 2's not going anywhere any time soon.

While I'd love to tell you more, about Darktide and Vermintide 2's Chaos Wastes, I'm afraid that's pretty much it as far as details go. Once we get a proper gameplay trailer I'll make sure to let you know, but until then you can keep an eye on Darktide over at the official website.

Oh, and as far as the release date is concerned, you can expect to see Darktide on PC and Xbox Series X at some point in 2021.