As we reported in early May, Thunder Lotus Games we reading two critically acclaimed classics to port to Stadia. At the time, the games were listed as "coming soon". Well, it appears that today is the day, as both games have appeared in the Stadia Store for purchase.
First up is the beautiful Jotun: Valhalla Edition. Currently rocking a 79 on Metacritic, Jotun is an exploration title set in the time of Vikings. Jotun is selling on Stadia for a very reasonable $14.99.
According to a recent release 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!"
Accompanying Jotun is Sundered: Eldritch Edition, an action/platformer inspired by (who else?) H.P. Lovecraft. Sundered is retailing for $19.99.
"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."
It is refreshing to see the Stadia library growing at such a rapid pace, and with such a wide array of games, they platform is catering to gamers of all stripes. And with more huge games (Elder Scrolls Online, anyone?) on the way, Stadia continues to get better week over week.