Warhammer: Chaosbane

Co-op RPG Warhammer: Chaosbane launches next week, promising some dark and gritty dungeons to explore. The developer has now released a new cinematic trailer detailing the backstory of the game, while also featuring some really nice artwork.

While not shown off in this trailer, we know the game will offer four-player co-op in an isometric, action RPG. That said, my biggest question – as one who missed out on the beta – is how deep the RPG mechanics will go. Other titles like Grim Dawn, for instance, already offer plenty of content for PC fans of action RPGs. With that title’s release of its latest expansion this year, it still holds plenty of new content for those who love this genre.

Developer Eko Software and publisher Bigben Interactive partnered with gaming and animation company Ankama to bring us this cinematic trailer:

There is always room for some lighter dungeon crawlers in the spirit of something like Gauntlet. Because Chaosbane offers four classes and four-player co-op, the game seems more Gauntlet-inspired than Diablo-clone to me. Should Chaosbane prove light on RPG mechanics, then it might still be worth a look. If it offers enough content to rival Grim Dawn, then that would be even better.

Chaosbane‘s character classes

The game’s four character classes include much of what is to be expected for the genre. The soldier class is likely designed for tank players, and the dwarf class specializes in melee combat. There will also be two elf classes, one who lays traps and another who specializes in magic.

Warhammer: Chaosbane will release on June 4, but owners of the Magnus Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition will be able to play the game starting on May 31. Magnus Edition owners will also receive the Season Pass content.

Chaosbane is the first action RPG set in the Warhammer Fantasy universe. Other video games from this universe include the two Warhammer: Vermintide games, as well as the two Total War: Warhammer games. Now that Chaosbane is in the works, we can expect some good old-fashioned isometric action.

Alex Johnson
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