Thunder Lotus Games, the Montreal development house known for action/adventure titles with stunningly beautiful artwork, is porting two of their best-known games to Stadia.
What language are they speaking in that trailer? According to today's post on the Stadia Community Blog, "Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Explore vast regions of Norse Purgatory to find runes to unleash the jotun, giant Norse elementals. Fight them using only your massive two-handed axe, the blessings of the Gods, and your skills! Jotun: Valhalla Edition features Valhalla Mode, the ultimate battle against even fiercer versions of the jotun! A true challenge for those who wish to impress the Gods!"
Well that looks fun, if a little creepy. Here's what the PR folks have to say about Sundered: "Sundered is a chaotic hand-drawn metroidvania where you resist or embrace ancient eldritch powers. Enter an ever-changing world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft as you play Eshe, a wandering traveller trapped in ever-changing caverns filled with hordes of enemies. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity. Sundered is a challenging and unique take on a classic genre from the creators of Jotun. Sundered: Eldritch Edition includes the Magnate of the Gong update, adding local co-op multiplayer support for up to 4 players, along with new areas and a chaotic battle against the new Magnate of the Gong boss! Resist or Embrace."
I'm enjoying this recent trend where developers just say "to hell with it" and throw their entire catalog up on Stadia. I've been interested in both of these games for a while, and am looking forward to the opportunity to play them when they arrive. No release date has been announced, but in usual Stadia parlance, Jotun and Sundered are "coming soon".