Warhammer 40,000: Darktide co-op focused shooter official artwork showing off the psyker

[Update #2]: It's finally happening! Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be heading into Closed Beta on October 14th!

[Update]: According to Fatshark's newest update, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has been delayed until November 30th for PC, while the Xbox version will be coming shortly after.

The Warhammer themed Skulls festival has now arrived, bringing with it a whole host of announcements and previews. The Doom inspired 'boomer shooter' Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun has just been pinned for a 2023 release date, the Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous team is working on a turn-based CRPG called Rogue Trader, and Fatshark has finally unveiled Warhammer 40,000: Darktide's fourth and final class - the psyker!

Before I go over the new details, allow me to share with you the freshly posted cinematic trailer. It won't tell you much about Darktide's gameplay, but it will give you a pretty good idea of the sort of atmosphere the Fatshark team is going for. Have a gander:

So what exactly is new? Well, unlike Vermintide and Vermintide 2 that relied on five pre-set characters to carry the whole experience, Darktide will let you create your very own. They'll still have plenty of random banter and dialogue based on what's happening in the world, but unlike Vermintide you'll be able to have duplicate characters in a way that makes sense.

As such, the newly announced Pysker will not be replacing any of the previously revealed characters, but will simply be one of the four class options for you to choose from. Additionally, if you don't like what either of the characters look like, worry not as you will be able to customize their appearance. How in-depth this customization will be, I'm afraid nobody currently knows, but given that the pre-order bundle includes class outfits, weapon skin patterns, headgear and an Ogryn body tatto, I can only imagine it'll be pretty extensive.

Once Fatshark finally spills the beans I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read a little bit more about Darktide over at Steam.

Enjoy, and I'll leave you with a couple of new teaser images:

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide co-op focused shooter screenshot of nurgle zombies attacking

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide co-op focused shooter screenshot of chaos ogryn swinging at the player

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide co-op focused shooter screenshot of the psyker character from the trailer