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Check out the new trailer for Viking survival game Valheim

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VIDEO: See the trailer above. Also on YouTube (opens in new tab).

Valheim is a low-fi but big-looking Viking survival game from Iron Gate Studio, and it's now being published by Coffee Stain Studios (known for Satisfactory and Deep Rock Galactic). At the PC Gaming Show today, we caught a glimpse of the many activities available to medieval Norse settlers: Building houses and boats, hunting, raiding dungeons, and fighting tree monsters.

Some of those things are more historical than others.

There are moments where Valheim's low-poly style just looks a bit grimy, but when it zooms out to show a glade or ocean overlook, it's quite pretty. I like the apparent freedom we see in the trailer: It looks like you can transform the environment by digging into it, Minecraft-style.

Valheim doesn't have a release date (the Steam page (opens in new tab)says it's coming "when Odin is pleased"), but it's accepting beta applications on its official site. (opens in new tab)

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.