War of the Vikings launches (axes at your forehead) after half a year in Steam Early Access

by: Randy -

After six months in Steam Early Access, War of the Vikings launched today. If you like your Vikings depicted with a little more historical accuracy than, say, a Skyrim, or if you appreciate a laser focus on close-quarters combat more in the vein of Mount & Blade, then War of the Vikings might be the online multiplayer combat game you've been waiting for.

New maps coincide with the launch, bringing team death match, conquest, pitched battle, and arena modes to scenes like Stronghold, Tide, Ice Floe, Ravine, and Ruins. The base game is $24.99, but variants run all the way up to the $174.99 Valhalla Edition, complete with digital art book, digital strategy guide, digital novel, a lifetime pass giving you all current and upcoming downloadable content, and more.

Here's our preview from the Steam Early Access period, plus we interview War of the Vikings Community Manager John Rickne, one of only 13 members making up the Fatshark crew in Stockholm, Sweden.

War of the Vikings looks great—I love the no-nonsense historical-fiction approach—and is available on PC through digital platforms like Steam, GamersGate, and Green Man Gaming.

You Are Odin's Harbinger of Death. Violence is Your Religion. This is War of The Vikings.

The latest entry in the skill-based multiplayer combat War franchise set in the brutal Viking Age is released today

STOCKHOLM – April 15, 2014 – Paradox Interactive, the fearsome digital warriors of Northern Europe, have today unleashed War of The Vikings, their all-new skill-based multiplayer combat game, on to digital retail portals across the world in three variants.

Developed by Fatshark, War of The Vikings is the next generation of close-quarter combat games as players design and customize a personalized warrior and take them in to glorious battle online with other warriors from all over the world. Choose from the Standard Edition ($24.99), the Blood Eagle Edition ($34.99) or the mythic Valhalla Edition ($174.99) that includes the lifetime Viking pass where all future content released for the game is automatically unlocked, a digital art book, digital strategy guide, deluxe soundtrack, and the brand new ??Berserker King?? digital novel.

To honor the ancient Norse Gods, an epic release trailer has been unleashed:

Five new maps are now also available across all three variants:

Stronghold – a Viking Village under siege featuring ferocious combat inside, outside, under and on top of buildings with a multitude of tactical options. (Available in Team Death Match, Conquest and Pitched Battle modes)

Tide – the Viking longboats have been stranded on a beach close to a large cave with a Saxon force nearby (Available in Team Death Match and Arena modes)

Ice Floe – Vikings and Saxons go toe-to-toe on a desolate ice floe surrounded by freezing water and icebergs. (Available in Team Death Match and Arena modes)

Ravine – located in the middle of a dense forest stands a monstrous ravine responsible for sending many a brave warrior to Valhalla! (Available in Conquest, Team Death Match and Pitched Battle)

Ruins – Tense and close-quarters battles set in remote forest ruins. (Available in Team Death Match and Arena modes)

Join the battle and purchase War of the Vikings by visiting www.warofthevikings.com/buy

 

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