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Posts tagged “Fatshark Entertainment”

Feature: Little rats and burly men

Why it feels great to hit things in Vermintide 2

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the difficult journeys they’ve taken to make their games. This time, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 [official site]. In designing Vermintide II’s melee combat, Mats Andersson ran through the same preset level 50 times a day for two years. This hodgepodge of the game’s most distinctive areas, enemies and swarms makes no sense and it looks…

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Feature: Crufts: Apocalypse

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 review

I don't tend to think about how many things I murder in a murder-related videogame. I just remove whatever obstacles are in the way and move on, in the time-honoured tradition of solving problems in action games. In co-op online stabber-shooter Warhammer: Vermintide 2, I'm unusually conscious of the body count. It is, if you'll forgive a little early-90s melodrama, extreme. That's just one reason…

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Feature: Letting in the light

Vermintide 2 is grimdark ultraviolence at a spectacular scale

We're planning on a full review next week, but seeing as the weekend, and with it the tortured paralysis of what to play, looms so close, I thought I'd share some initial thoughts on the newly-released, Warhammer vs Left 4 Dead rat-splatting sequel Vermintide 2. In short: it's the same co-op survival formula, but now writ very, very large and very, very bloody.

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 scurries into closed beta

Rat season has officially begun. Following directly on from Vermintide 1's bombastic finale-as-free-DLC earlier this week, the sequel - due for launch early next month - is letting players in for their first taste of next-gen first-person Skaven-squishing starting today and continuing over the course of the weekend. Closed beta access is primarily for those who pre-ordered Warhammer: Vermintide 2, but those who picked up the Humble…

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 washes in on March 8th

The Vermintide will be coming in on March 8th, developers Fatshark have announced, giving us less than a month with which to sharpen our axes, re-string our longbows, and generally mentally prepare to carve up hordes of 'orrible ratmen in Warhammer: Vermintide 2. We've not covered the co-op FPS since its announcement last year, but since then it's been made clear that the ratty Skaven…

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Rats, They’re Back: New Warhammer Vermintide Trailer

Here's a trailer you may have missed among the bigger news of E3 2015, but fans of anthropomorphised rat slaughter will nevertheless want to check out. This short Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide [official site] trailer shows off the variety of environments you'll be trudging through with friends once the co-op FPS releases this autumn.

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Rat-Attack-Tack In Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

While I've always felt a keener tie to its spacebound, power-armoured cousin, as a British Man I am unable to deny the pull of Warhammer. Vermintide [official site] is the latest in an increasingly (troublingly?) long list of tie-in games to the tabletop fantasy universe. A sort've Left 5 Skaven, you and some co-op buddies take the role of the last defenders of Ubersreik, a city invaded…

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Escape Dead Island Has A Release Date, For Some Reason

Escape Dead Island has a release date! The spin-off to the main Dead Island series will trap you within its zombie-infested confines come November 21st. There's a new trailer below the fold as evidence of this fact, though it fails to answer another more important question: why does this game exist and who is it for? Perhaps you can watch it and let me know…

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Like Dead Island ON ACID! Escape Dead Island Announced

Take one pretty fun co-op game, ladle cash over the top, then persist with sheer bloody-mindedness and you too could have yourself A Franchise. Turns out, three Dead Island games are in the works: straight-up sequel Dead Island 2, the MOBA-ish Dead Island Epidemic, and now publishers Deep Silver have announced Escape Dead Island. It's a third-person action-y sort of thing (you know, like this),…

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Feudal Rage: War Of The Vikings’ New Berserker Class

Wouldn't it be great to do something with such terrifying, trance-like fury that your performance creates a new word in a language you don't even speak? Berserkers were Norse warriors that did exactly that. That means you might want to try them out in War of the Vikings, the melee combat multiplayer game. There's a video of the freely available new class below, and I…

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Hut, Hut, Vike: War Of The Vikings Out Now

If history has taught me anything, it's that Vikings were a complex, multifaceted people splintered into an incredible number of micro-cultures spread far and wide across Europe thanks to extremely versatile wooden longboats. If videogames have taught me anything, it's that Vikings loved WAAAAAAAAAAAR. War of the Vikings, then, represents the culmination of all my scholarly studies, what with its "historically inspired" Viking Age setting…

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Norsey Weekend: War Of The Vikings Free Weekend

What are you doing this weekend, readers? That's just a general question you should feel free to answer in the comments, btw. I like hearing about your plans. If you feel the need to acquire something to do, then you might want to think about dropping into War Of The Vikings. Fatshark's beard-and-beating sim is still a Steam Early Access title, but they've decided to…

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Scots, Free: War Of The Roses Gets Huge Update

I'll admit that I haven't been back to War of the Roses since shortly after it launched, but maybe now's finally the time for me to de-rust my steed and feed my armor some of the good carrots. Or wait, no, the other way. Feed my carrots some armor. There we go. Anyway, Paradox's medieval melee's seen yet another free content drop - this time taking…

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Smelling Sweeter: War Of The Roses’ New Mode

I played War of the Roses, and I liked it pretty well. I also died a lot. But before long, I found my ornate steel shoes sloshing through syrupy pools of repetition. There's only so much frantic deathmatching and all-over-the-place point-capturing you can do before you start to see cracks in War of the Roses' armor, and that threshold is woefully low compared to other…

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Krater Launches, Perhaps Not Quite Ready [Updated]

Update: The achievement system has officially been patched in, and it sounds as though many glitches are largely confined to specific hardware configurations. We'll have our thoughts on the game itself up soon, but in the meantime, the coast appears to be largely clear. Original article: So Krater sounds really great to me. It's the silver-tongued sales shark of action-RPGs. "Tired of graybrown, grimdark post-apocalypses?" it asks. "Well,…

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