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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Shiro Games
Release Date: March 7, 2018

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'Northgard' Gets Release Date, Shows Off Campaign - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2018 @ 7:35 a.m. PST

Northgard is a strategy game deeply ingrained with Norse mythology in which brave explorers have discovered a new world filled with mystery and danger, where players are tasked to help them survive and thrive in a hostile land.

After years of tireless explorations, brave Vikings have discovered a new land filled with mystery, danger and riches: Northgard.

The boldest Northmen have set sail to explore and conquer these new shores, bring fame to their Clan and write history through conquest, trading, or devotion to the Gods. That is, if they can survive the dire wolves and undead warriors roaming the land, befriend or defeat the giants, and survive winters so harsh even the boldest Vikings will shiver!

To conquer the new world and become its master, the explorers have different strategies to lead their clan to greatness: explore, trade, or defeat your enemies in battle.

In Northgard, the player takes control of a Viking clan who arrive on unknown and unforgiving shores, where they have to establish their village, gather resources, grow their society and defeat their opponents. In their quest to conquer a new and mysterious world, clans will face off against undead warriors, giants, dragons and other foes while surviving the harshest environments.

Viking strategy game Northgard will officially launch out of Steam Early Access on the 7th of March, 2018. The official release will include a brand new campaign, which adds to the already available six clans, single player and multiplayer modes. Northgard will retail on Steam for €27.99 / $29.99 / £23.79.

In the new campaign spanning 11 chapters, players follow the saga of Rig, who sets out to avenge the murder of his father, the High King of the Vikings, and investigate the theft of the Regal Horn. The pursuit of the murderer and thief Hagen brings Rig, and his trusted friend and right-hand man Brand, to the undiscovered and mysterious continent of Northgard. New friends await to be made, and foes to be slain, but Rig’s journey to Northgard will make him discover a much greater threat than Hagen, as well as the dark motives behind his father’s assassination.

Northgard mixes exploration, village building, resource management, clan diplomacy and tactical combat set in a mythical world infused with Norse mythology and filled with giants, wyverns and undead warriors. Since launching into Steam Early Access on February 22nd, 2017, Northgard has proved popular with strategy fans, selling over 600,000 copies. Development on the game has continued non-stop with numerous updates bringing three new clans, new units and mythological beasts to encounter, a multiplayer mode with dedicated servers, as well as a host of smaller features and refinements.

Key Features:

  • Build your settlement on the newly discovered continent of Northgard
  • Grow the village by assigning Vikings to various jobs (Farmer, Warrior, Sailor, Loremaster)
  • Choose between six different Viking clans, each with unique benefits, buildings and units
  • Manage your resources carefully to survive the harsh winters and vicious foes
  • Expand and discover new territory with unique strategic opportunities
  • Achieve different victory conditions such as Conquest, Fame, Lore and Trading
  • Play against your friends or against an AI with different difficulty levels in single player or multiplayer modes.
  • Follow the brave Viking Rig in his quest for vengeance in a brand-new single player campaign that spans over 11 chapters.  

Northgard is available as digital download through Steam starting March 7, 2018 for €27.99 / $29.99 / £23.79.

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