STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN June 3, 2021.
The Sweden-based independent games developer Fatshark today announced that they are collaborating with acclaimed Warhammer author Dan Abnett while developing the visceral 4-player co-op action game “Warhammer 40,000: Darktide“.
Fatshark is bringing their award-winning co-op gameplay to the 41st Millennium and, with the help of Dan Abnett, the developer is confident it’s bringing the best possible 40,000 experience to gamers.
Dan Abnett is well known in the Warhammer universe for his best-selling novels. He’s also renowned for his work in the comic book industry, which includes projects that have become major Hollywood movies, and for his award winning game work. For Warhammer characters, swords are often the most powerful weapons, but in Dan’s case the pen is mightier.
“Dan Abnett has over two decades of experience working with Warhammer 40,000, and we are thrilled to collaborate with him and give players the game they deserve.” says Martin Wahlund, CEO and Co-Founder Fatshark
“Working with Fatshark has been fantastic” says Dan Abnett.
“It’s great to partner with them and see their amazing skills create the universe of Warhammer 40K in vivid, realistic and interactive ways. Things I’ve only imagined before, or created in prose, are exploding into life.”
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be coming to PC and Xbox Series X/S in 2021.
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and established in 2007 independent developer Fatshark is comprised of a team of 100+ experienced games developers, who strive to create compelling interactive experiences.
Apart from Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, the team has previously developed titles including Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, Lead and Gold, Krater and War of the Roses. For more information, visit www.fatsharkgames.com
About Games Workshop
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About Dan Abnett
Dan Abnett is a multiple New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over fifty novels, including the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Inquisitor Eisenhorn Cycle, and volumes of the million-selling Horus Heresy series. His many other novels include The Silent Stars Go By (Doctor Who), Rocket Raccoon and Groot: Steal the Galaxy, Triumff, and Embedded.
In comics, his 2008 run on The Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel formed the inspiration for the blockbuster movies. He is also noted for significant work on DC’s Legion of Superheroes, Justice League and Aquaman and, for the Vertigo imprint, The New Deadwardians.
A regular contributor to the UK’s long-running 2000AD, he is the creator of series including Brink, Grey Area, Feral and Foe, Lawless, Kingdom and the classic Sinister Dexter. He has also written extensively for the games industry, including Shadow of Mordor and Alien: Isolation.
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