Vikings

Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior vikings go berserk in new alpha footage

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Patrick Carlson at

As if you weren't angry enough already. Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior, the upcoming expansion to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, has a new teaser video of the vikings, one of the new "historical" classes set to be introduced in the first-person, hack-and-slash multiplayer game. And true to form, the vikings like to go berserk.


Crusader Kings Chronicles: Lords of the North, Chapter 4

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T.J. Hafer at

Victory or Valhall! With the release of Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, the time has come once again to weave a stirring saga of war, love, betrayal, and adventure. This is the Crusader Kings Chronicle: Lords of the North.


Crusader Kings Chronicles: Lords of the North, Chapter 3

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T.J. Hafer at

Victory or Valhall! With the release of Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, the time has come once again to weave a stirring saga of war, love, betrayal, and adventure. This is the Crusader Kings Chronicle: Lords of the North.

Last week, I threw off the chains of the oppressive Haraldr Fairhair, derailing Norwegian history irreparably and setting up the House of Stórr to one day rule the entire country. Then, out of nowhere, the Swedish king Björn Ironside, son of Ragnarr Loðbrok, declared a subjugation war on me and my people. We take up our swords for freedom once again! Onward!


Crusader Kings Chronicles: Lords of the North, Chapter 2

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T.J. Hafer at

Victory or Valhall! With the release of Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, the time has come once again to weave a stirring saga of war, love, betrayal, and adventure. This is the Crusader Kings Chronicle: Lords of the North.

Last time, I set sail as Chief Þórólfr of Nordland to raid the Baltic coasts. The plunder I brought back would allow me to hire mercenaries, and begin my bid to become King of Norway. My plans had to change, however, when Haraldr Fairhair dishonorably attacked my lands while my men were away, forcing me to swear fealty to him. The House of Stórr will not bow for long, however, and already the flame of freedom smolders. Onward!


Crusader Kings Chronicles: Lords of the North, Chapter 1

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T.J. Hafer at

Victory or Valhall! With the release of Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, the time has come once again to weave a stirring saga of war, love, betrayal, and adventure. This is the Crusader Kings Chronicle: Lords of the North.

This introductory chapter will bring you up to speed on what you need to know about Crusader Kings II if you’re new to the game, as well as introducing the starting characters and briefly touching on some of the new expansion mechanics. Onward!


The Banner Saga trailer and screenshots show turn-based combat and conversation

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Tom Senior at

This is our first look at The Banner Saga, a Viking adventure from an ex-Bioware indie team, Stoic. We got a few glimpses of that hand drawn artwork when the Banner Saga site went live recently, but it looks even better in motion. The turn based combat in particular looks livelier for that hand-drawn touch. Lovely stuff.

Stoic say that The Banner Saga will be made up of a series of mini-adventures. Expect lots of Vikings talking, Vikings walking and Vikings hitting knights with massive longswords. Have a look at the screenshots below for more Viking art, and a really, really big banner.


The Banner Saga: turn-based Viking RPG from indie ex-Bioware team

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Tom Senior at

Stoic are a three man team of indie devs who have formerly worked for the likes of Sony, Ubisoft and, most recently, Bioware. They've left mainstream development to work on a new game in "a tiny shed behind a bar." It's called The Banner Saga, a "role-playing meets turn-based strategy" game about Vikings rendered with lovely, hand-drawn art.

Their tale will be told across a mini-series of adventures and, according to the Banner Saga website, is aimed at players with an appreciation for "art, story and strategy." There will be decisions, conversations and consequences, as you might expect from a team that's worked at Bioware. There will also be multiplayer. Free, multiplayer in fact, carefully deduced from the notice on the official site suggesting that "free multiplayer combat" is "coming soon." A Banner Saga trailer is due to be released soon as well, which will hopefully give us a good look at more of that artwork.