Developer Shiro Games is positively aquiver with news regarding its excellent Viking-themed real-time strategy game, Northgard. For starters, the previously announced Xbox One, PS4 and Switch editions now have a release date of 26th September, and there’s a new board game adaptation in the works. Last but not least, there’s a new co-op update heading to PC too.
Northgard, if it’s so far managed to pass you by, plays a little like the classic Settlers series, tasking players with establishing and expanding a thriving Viking settlement – and the military might needed to protect it – through exploration, resource management, and land acquisition.
It’s a brutal endeavour, however, defined by tough decisions. Land zones, for instance, which must be conquered prior to use, will only house a small number of workers and buildings. As such, you’ll need to think carefully about utilising your limited workforce and restricted space if you’re to assert your domination against other clans and mythological beasts. And that’s before winter rolls around, decimating food supplies and, if you’re not prepared, your population.