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War of the Vikings

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Developer: Fatshark
Release Date: April 15, 2014

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'War of the Vikings' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 5, 2014 @ 10:17 a.m. PST

War of the Vikings is an all-new multiplayer game that will pull players into the brutal and bloody Viking Age, challenging them to design a personalized warrior and sack England as a mighty Norseman – or defend it as a brave Saxon.

Featuring intense close-quarters combat, authentically inspired settings and weaponry, rich customization options, and large-scale 64-player battles, War of the Vikings will add a new unforgettable experience to Paradox’s close combat arsenal.

The intensity is greater and the beards are longer in War of the Vikings, where players must band together on the battlefields of 9th and 10th Century England and fight to conquer or defend Britannia. Environments, weapons, and visuals drawn from Viking Age history will immerse players in a bloody new conflict between the Vikings and the Saxons, with each warrior hand-designed by its player from a wide variety of customization options. Built on skill-driven gameplay and a deep combat system, War of the Vikings will bring close combat closer than ever.

The game’s latest features and news will be shared via a live streaming event today, March 5th, on Paradox’s Twitch.TV channel at 8 p.m. CET (11 a.m. PST).

Gordon Van Dyke, Executive Producer of War of the Vikings, will host the stream, featuring the latest version of the game in action. A series of battles worthy of a Norse epic will highlight what awaits players in the upcoming release, including the latest additions to character customization.

War of the Vikings is currently available as a Steam Early Access title.

War of the Vikings features:

  • History Comes to Life (and then you kill it) – Historically inspired content from the Viking Age, including levels and environments, weapons, helmets, shields, and heraldry
  • Close Combat and Ranged Ravaging – Skill-driven fighting blends swinging, blocking, and dodging with intense ranged combat, including arrows, spears, and throwing axes
  • Mod Your Squad – Enhanced squad features allow players to define a role for their warriors in battle using custom squad perks to buff your hirdmen
  • A Viking to Your Liking – Design your own Viking or Saxon warrior, choosing everything from weapons and armor to battle perks, customized taunts to unhinge your foes, and a variety of beard options
  • Pick Your Battles – Game modes include up to 64-player epic battles, new hardcore “Pitched Arena” mode with 32 players and no respawns, and a Training Ground to test out new character builds

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