Update: The game got couch co-op on August 4, 2017.
Vikings: Wolves of Midgard has been on the minds of gamers for a long time now. Games based upon Vikings are very rare and ever since Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, people have been asking for something which explore their rich mythology. While Vikings: Wolves of Midgard isn’t the intense open world title many were dreaming of, it’s still a fantastic game which incorporates Viking lore into a Diablo III-like package.
Vikings: Wolves of Midgard deal with Ragnarok. 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. 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. The game takes you to the Shores of Midgard, a world based upon the mythology and history of the Vikings, but with a fantasy twist. Battle the fearsome Jotan, hordes of terrifying undead monstrosities and the beasts of Ragnarok, as you strive to survive the growing cold that threatens to end all life, forever. Master mighty weapons, including sword and shield, two-handed hammers, dual-wielded axes and swift bows. Earn blood in battle to offer in tribute to the Gods in order to acquire and enhance devastating Spell Powers and other special unlockables.
Vikings: Wolves of Midgard features a rather unique cold mechanic. In order to survive, you must constantly warm yourself near fires. You can check out some Xbox One gameplay in our exclusive YouTube preview. The game costs £50 in the United Kingdom and is priced similarly elsewhere. If you’re looking for a game along the lines of Diablo III, definitely consider this title.