Killing the player is easy. Games do this all the time, often by surprising them with something unexpected and lethal or by simply ramping up the difficulty and pummelling them into submission. Vermintide 2 offers a third option, taunting your four-player squads without outright destroying them: the Packmaster.
Vikings are the next pirates. The Nordic follow-up to medieval melee simulator War of the Roses, Fatshark’s War of the Vikings is now available for early access on Steam.
Back at PAX East, Stephen Totilo spent some time with War of the Roses by Fatshark, a studio that unapologetically credits Call of Duty and Battlefield as inspirations in this ultra-throwback to combat shoot — uh, stabbers?