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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Shiro Games
Release Date: March 7, 2018

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'Northgard' Early Access Update Adds New Faction, Fixes & Tweaks

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2017 @ 11:23 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.

The mystical and untamed Clan of the Boar is the latest faction to be added to Northgard, together with a host of fixes and improvements in the latest update to the game.

The Clan of the Boar possesses a wild but unrivaled understanding of the world. Forgotten by the other clans and only recently rediscovered, the ways of the reclusive Clan of the Boar are primitive but powerful. The Healer’s Hut is replaced with the Mender’s Hut, which provides a significant amount of lore when they are not healing. Each additional territory the Clan of the Boar controls increases the population limit, and they receive no penalties to happiness for non-upgraded houses.

This update also brings a host of other smaller improvements, including improved visuals for the mystical hawk Vedrfolnir, and minor bug fixes. Further details can be found in the latest patch notes.

Northgard is available for download through Steam Early Access for $19.99.

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