PC game 'War of the Vikings' from Paradox Interactive and Fatshark.
By Odin's beard, mature PC gaming is about to get much bloodier.
Announced Tuesday by Paradox Interactive, War of the Vikings is an all-new multiplayer game built upon the technology that drives the company's medieval squad combat title War of the Roses.
The game is developed by Fatshark and puts players into the brutal and bloody Viking Age, challenging them to design a personalized warrior and sack England as a mighty Norseman - or defend it as a brave Saxon. Featuring intense close-quarters combat, authentically inspired settings and weaponry, rich customization options, and large-scale 64-player battles, War of the Vikings looks to add a new unforgettable experience to Paradox's close combat arsenal.
"War of the Roses was a fantastic experience for us to launch, and as it's evolved over time, eventually growing into its current Kingmaker edition, we've been inspired many times over by the possibilities of the close-combat genre," said Gordon Van Dyke, Executive Producer for the War of the Roses franchise. "It's clear to us that that there are many more experiences we can share with our players, and War of the Vikings is our next step in establishing Paradox and Fatshark as leaders in the art of online war."
Players can apply to join the Alpha for War of the Vikings by heading to http://signup.warofthevikings.com/
There is no ESRB rating listed for this title.