Ragnarok is the most epic of all the battles in Norse mythology. It is said that gods were killed on that day and the world ended in destruction. This is the setting chosen for Vikings – Wolves of Midgard
, an upcoming action RPG from developer Games Farm and publisher Kalypso Media. Of course, to make it exciting and less predictable (spoiler alert: Fenrir killed Odin; Odin's son killed Fenrir), it skips all the known story lines and adds a fantasy twist:
Legend has it, that when the coldest winter descends, the Jotan will return to take their vengeance against the Gods of Asgard. The world is on the road to perdition and the fate of Midgard hangs in the balance. But when the Fire and Frost Giants begin to merge their armies, they encounter the clan of the Ulfung – the Wolves of Midgard. Bloody, but unbowed following the destruction of their village, this notorious band of ostracized Viking warriors are determined to seize their destiny and save the world. As clan chief, you must save Midgard from complete annihilation, and spearhead the charge to vanquish the fiendish creatures of the Fimbulwinter.
Boasting two-player online co-op, brutal weapons and magic, destructible and deadly environments, and a New Game Plus mode as well as a separate challenge mode, Vikings
promises plenty of content. It's going to be playable at next month's Gamescom, so more information and gameplay videos should be flooding in soon.Vikings – Wolves of Midgard
is currently scheduled for an early 2017 launch on Xbox One.