Virtuoso to publish Valhalla Chronicles
It looks like mead, horned helmets and great hulking swords are going to be big this year, as Vikings are back in fashion. Human Head's third person action game Rune was successful enough to warrant a PlayStation 2 version and a multiplayer add-on, Funcom have announced that their massively multiplayer follow-up to Anarchy Online will be a Norse-flavoured role-playing strategy game called Midgard, and Vikings featured prominently in the amusing cartoon adventure game Gilbert Goodmate and the Mushroom of Phungoria.
Now we have Valhalla Chronicles, a role-playing game from Paradox Entertainment which will be distributed in the UK this September by Virtuoso, a division of Basingstoke-based Koch Media. As in Rune, your mission will be to defeat Loki and avert Ragnarok, in this case by locating and recovering the runes of Futhark. With a choice of four very different heroes to play as and the promise of a "treacherous quest of epic proportions", it all sounds quite promising at this stage. Hopefully we will be able to tell you more soon, but in the meantime here are some brand new screenshots of the game to enjoy.