Warhammer: Vermintide 2 will be launching on March 8th for PC, developer Fatshark has revealed.  Those who launch down the cash for a pre-order will also get access to an exclusive Vermintide beta test which starts on February 28th. How lucky we are to be able to pay to test something.

Console players, meanwhile, have got a longer wait on their hands. Fatshark has said a release date for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Vermintide 2 will be announced shortly, all pointing towards a release later in the year.

“Being passionate fans of the Warhammer IP, we’ve always wanted to create a Warhammer sequel that both stayed true to the beautifully dark atmosphere of the world but also brought new ideas and experiences for players,” says Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark. “It’s been years of work but on March 8th we look forward to joining forces with players everywhere to defend Helmgart from evil.”

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 expands on the original but adding in the malevolent Chaos horde army on top the already present Skaven. Both forces will be coming at players in never-ending waves as they attempt to work cooperatively to the end of each level. There’ll be 15 different classes to choose from, as well as branching talent trees and a new Heroic Deeds System to provide long-term goals.

If you original Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide was your thing, Vermintide 2 looks like it should just be bigger and better. If, like Jon found in his review, Vermintide didn’t really deliver, it’s difficult to envisage what’s being done to hook new players in.

Is anyone up for some more rat slaying? Did the original fill that Left 4 Dead-shaped hole in your life? Let us know!