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Norsey but nice-looking Jotun out September 29

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Phil rightly described (top-down 'action exploration' game) Jotun (opens in new tab) as "gorgeous" when he discovered it back in August of last year (opens in new tab), so he's probably pretty pleased that it's out in exactly one week. Because no release date is official until it's received an accompanying launch trailer, Jotun now has a launch trailer, and hot damn, would you look at that animation. September 29 suddenly seems very far away.

Jotun—you'll find it on Steam here (opens in new tab)—is set in a "vast and mysterious world [...] based on Viking mythology". Playing as the somewhat hilariously named Thora (opens in new tab), "a Viking warrior who has died an inglorious death", you have to prove yourself to the gods, so that they'll let you into their special Valhalla club. I'd stick two fingers up to the gods, and make my own Valhalla out of discarded pizza boxes, but that's just me.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.