Sega Announces Viking: Battle For Asgard

Skarin Key Art_final.jpgToday, Sega has lifted the curtain on Viking: Battle For Asgard, a new action/adventure title for the PS3 and Xbox 360 set in the realms of Norse mythology. In the talented hands of The Creative Assembly (Spartan: Total Warrior, Total War strategy series), Battle For Asgard tells the tale of Viking warrior named Skarin who has been manipulated by the gods and thrust into a quest to stop the Goddess Hel and her demonic minions from enslaving the mortal realm of Midgard and inciting Ragnarok. As Skarin, you’ll explore “vast and visually stunning open-world environments” and battle various mythological beasts using an addictive combat system of brutal melee attacks and mystical powers in action that flows “seamlessly from small-scale battles to massive wars” (all sounds very God of War-ish, no?).

“Set in the mystical universe of Norse mythology, VIKING: Battle for Asgard is a spectacular adventure filled with the most visceral battles and ruthless warriors,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America. “The Creative Assembly, and their expertise at making incredible games on an epic level, have brought to life the brutal combat and offers players a journey into the rarely-explored and ferocious Viking world.”

Viking: Battle For Asgard is slated for release on the PS3 and 360 in Spring 2008. We’ll keep you updated as new info and media comes along, starting right now with the first screenshots and concept art.

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