A rather beautiful RTS about vikings is console-bound

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News by Matt S.

I’m always up for more strategy action on console. It’s a genre that does so well on PC, but we see so less frequently on our TV devices and handhelds, and yet, it usually works so well on handheld too. Anyway, we’re going to get a viking-themed RTS on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch soon enough, thanks to Shiro Games bringing Northgard to our devices.

This was originally released on PC back in March 2018, where it has an impressive average score of 9/10 across 12,534 user ratings (at time of writing). It also has a Metacritic average score of around 80, which is impressive for an indie title.

From the game’s description:

Steeped in Norse mythology, Northgard allows players to control a Viking clan exploring and settling new territories filled with untold riches while fighting off hordes of magical foes, including dire wolves, undead warriors, giants, and dragons. To make history and bring both fame and fortune to their clan, players must carefully manage resources, trade with rival clans, befriend or vanquish mythical creatures, survive harsh winters, and conquer unforgiving lands.

Northgard’s console versions feature all the content found in the base Steam release, including the major Relics and Ragnarok updates: six clans, a lengthy campaign, co-operative and competitive online modes across a variety of maps featuring the apocalyptic-themed Ragnarok, ranked play, and much more. Shiro Games has crafted a controller layout that makes playing feel effortless, revamping the experience with a completely new user interface.

– Matt S.
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