Published on October 21st, 2012 | by ~G~0
Viking: Battle for Asgard out now on Steam
In what seems to be a bit of a sudden announcement, SEGA has revealed that Viking: Battle for Asgard is now available for PC, via Steam. The 3rd-person adventure was originally developed by The Creative Assembly and released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 back in 2008 to much critical acclaim. The PC version has been ported by SEGA’s Hardlight Studio, while The Creative Assembly works on Rome II: Total War.
The game was well known for it’s massive free-roaming environments, brutal body dismemberments and it’s absolutely epic battles – featuring literally hundreds of NPCs battling it out, with you running into the fray to help out your viking kinsmen.
The PC version is said to feature updated controls and visuals:
“Viking on Steam will re-invigorate the game for 2012 with outstanding visuals taking full advantage of modern gaming hardware. Players can scale resolution, use anti-aliasing and other graphical effects according to the power of their PCs, for a truly stunning graphical experience. Viking: Battle For Asgard also supports play via gamepad, and includes fully re-mapped keyboard-and-mouse controls for PC gamers.”
In a weird twist of fate I suddenly got the urge to play the game a few days ago (before I knew of the Steam release) and have been playing it on my Xbox all weekend. While the game shows some of its age, the huge environments still don’t fail to impress. And the ‘epic’ battles? Well they are still jaw droppingly epic – it really does feel like you are running into a proper battle.
For anyone who hasn’t yet played the game, I would definitely recommend picking it up on Steam – it’s only £9.99 in the UK and I can guarantee you won’t find another game quite like this.
Oh yeah… it’s also got dragons…