Shiro Games today announced that the acclaimed Viking strategy game Northgard will land on Nintendo Switch later this year.
Steeped in Norse mythology, Northgard allows players to control a Viking clan exploring and settling new territories filled with untold riches while fighting off hordes of magical foes, including dire wolves, undead warriors, giants, and dragons. To make history and bring both fame and fortune to their clan, players must carefully manage resources, trade with rival clans, befriend or vanquish mythical creatures, survive harsh winters, and conquer unforgiving lands.
Northgard’s Switch version features all the content found in the base Steam release, including the major Relics and Ragnarok updates: six clans, a lengthy campaign, co-operative and competitive online modes across a variety of maps featuring the apocalyptic-themed Ragnarok, ranked play, and much more. Shiro Games has crafted a controller layout that makes playing feel effortless, revamping the experience with a completely new user interface.
Originally released via Steam Early Access on February 22, 2017, Northgard quickly rose to become one of the most popular strategy games on the platform, selling more than 1 million copies. The game officially launched out of Early Access on March 7, 2018, and was one of the highest-rated PC strategy titles released that year, garnering a Metascore of 80.
Northgard is a strategy game deeply ingrained with Norse mythology. Players take control of their chosen Viking clan to explore and settle new territories which are filled with untold riches and deadly magical foes, from dire wolves and undead warriors, to giants and great dragons. To bring fame to their clan and write history, players will have to carefully manage their resources, trade with rival clans, befriend or defeat mythical creatures, brave the harshest winters and conquer unforgiving lands.
Check out the Northgard Announcement Trailer: