Bigben, Games Workshop, and Eko Software have been introducing the playable cast of Warhammer: Chaosbane with a series of gameplay videos. Each video showcases one of the four playable characters in this Diablo-like action RPG.
Find the four character trailers below, alongside character descriptions from Bigben and a set of screenshots. Warhammer: Chaosbane is set to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 4. More information can be found on the game's official website.
Captain Of The Empire - Konrad Vollen
Konrad Vollen, an Imperial Captain, was trained in armed combat from earliest childhood. A close combat specialist, his attacks are mainly melee and area-of-effect based. His shield allows him to take on vast hordes of enemies. Provocation, sprint, and whirling attack make him a very powerful first-line fighter. The Imperial Captain also has several banners that he can plant in the ground to galvanise his group and grant them significant bonuses.
Each character in the game has a unique ability. Konrad Vollen is such a master at handling his shield that he can use it to strike enemies or to stun them. Because of his offerings to Sigmar, the vengeful god he worships, the soldier can utilise more passive and active skills, which increase his combat abilities such as his impressive fire aura.
High Elf Mage - Elontir
Elontir, a High Elf mage, is a veteran who has already fought the forces of Chaos at Praag, then during the siege of Kislev, which has earned him a certain renown among his peers. This ranged damage specialist’s mastery of the Winds of Magic allows him to cast numerous spells while his dexterity allows him to quickly put distance between himself and a foe attacking him in melee.
Like each of the game’s characters, Elontir has a unique ability: he can precisely control the area-of-effect’s position for his spells using the controller’s right joystick or holding the space bar. With this capacity Elontir can, for example, slow time down on the enemy’s path to help his allies decimate the Chaos hordes. This effect can also be used to accurately push a group of enemies towards his allies who specialise in close combat, in perfect complementary cooperation.
Dwarf Slayer - Bragi Axebiter
Bragi Axebiter, the dwarf Slayer has taken the oath of the Slayer, vowing to cleanse his honour by dying in combat against a formidable adversary. This exceptional warrior is always searching for the most powerful enemies so that he can “finally” honour his oath. An expert in hand-to-hand combat, Bragi benefits from a high degree of mobility which allows him to launch into the heart of a melee in order to eliminate a particular target.
This ease of movement is augmented by the dwarf’s unique ability: he can throw his axe and launch himself at whatever it’s stuck in, whether that’s a wall or a Nurgling, using the controller’s right joystick or holding down the space bar to target. Then he can rain down blows upon his target before jumping to the next enemy. In cooperative, he’s the perfect character for eliminating a dangerous enemy who’s far from the melee while his teammates take care of the front line.
Wood Elf Scout - Elessa
Elessa the Wood Elf is a scout who proved herself in Magnus' army thanks to her mastery of long-range combat and exceptional mobility.
Elessa has an arsenal of skills based on persistent damage, able to injure and poison a large group of enemies. She can also summon forest spirits known as Dryads to help her in battle. Even when surrounded, her wide range of skills lets her turn the situation to her advantage: spells to slow down the hordes, dodge, or entangle.