Paradox Interactive and Fatshark have announced that this weekend will be a good weekend to be a Viking! The two are offering a free weekend of Steam access to their upcoming close-combat game War of the Vikings that is currently only available to play in Beta via Steam Early Access! Up until December 8th, players will have the game appear in their Steam library ready for some gruesome battles.
The Steam Early Access program has been running for a couple of months now, and so Paradox Interactive have compiled a selection of footage from players currently enjoying the game, give it a watch and prepare yourself for battle!
If you get hooked, there are three different packages are available for purchase during Early Access that will take you all the way up to the game's release; the standard edition or the Blood Eagle Edition that includes digital content such as a concept art book, soundtrack and exclusive gear, or there's the Valhalla Edition that comes with all of the in-game content already unlocked, access to all future content at no extra charge, plus the concept art book and an extended soundtrack. Each edition also grants membership to the Early Access Club that includes bonus loot and an additional shield pattern when the game is released.
War of the Vikings is an all-new multiplayer game built on the technology that drives their mediaeval combat game War of the Roses, don't worry though, this isn't just an add-on, War of the Vikings is a standalone entry into the series that will ask players to design their own personalised warrior and pillage England for all its worth as a Norseman, or defend your country as a brave Saxon.
Featuring the same intense close-quarters combat, War of the Vikings will feature authentically inspired settings and weaponry for all you history buffs out there, on large scale 64-player battles that will ensure an unforgettable experience, we only hope that the Norsemen will be seen arriving in landing parties to capture their truly terrifying nature on the shores of England.
War of the Vikings is scheduled for a release during Q1 of 2014 for PC, join in the fight now and watch the game grow before your eyes.