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    Paradox Interactive Announces War of the Vikings

    Sharpen Your Axes, Prepare Your Armor, and Groom Your Beard for a New Close Combat Experience

    NEW YORK — August 6, 2013 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games and a cultivator of epic facial hair, today announced War of the Vikings, an all-new multiplayer game built upon the technology that drives Paradox’s medieval squad combat title War of the Roses. Developed by Fatshark, War of the Vikings is a new standalone entry into the War franchise that will pull players into the brutal and bloody Viking Age, challenging them to design a personalized warrior and sack England as a mighty Norseman – or defend it as a brave Saxon. Featuring intense close-quarters combat, authentically inspired settings and weaponry, rich customization options, and large-scale 64-player battles, War of the Vikings will add a new unforgettable experience to Paradox’s close combat arsenal.

    View the teaser trailer for War of the Vikings here.


    War of the Roses was a fantastic experience for us to launch, and as it’s evolved over time, eventually growing into its current Kingmaker edition, we’ve been inspired many times over by the possibilities of the close-combat genre,” said Gordon Van Dyke, Executive Producer for the War of the Roses franchise. “It’s clear to us that that there are many more experiences we can share with our players, and War of the Vikings is our next step in establishing Paradox and Fatshark as leaders in the art of online war.”

    The intensity is greater and the beards are longer in War of the Vikings, where players must band together on the battlefields of 9th and 10th Century England and fight to conquer or defend Britannia. Environments, weapons, and visuals drawn from Viking Age history will immerse players in a bloody new conflict between the Vikings and the Saxons, with each warrior hand-designed by its player from a wide variety of customization options. Built on skill-driven gameplay and a deep combat system, War of the Vikings will bring close combat closer than ever.

    Players can apply to join the Alpha for War of the Vikings by heading to http://signup.waroftherosesthegame.com/

    War of the Vikings we’ll be shown at Gamescom from August 20-22, to set up an appointment please contact pr@paradoxplaza.com.


    War of the Vikings features:
    • History Comes to Life (and then you kill it) – Historically inspired content from the Viking Age, including levels and environments, weapons, helmets, shields, and heraldry
    • Close Combat and Ranged Ravaging – Skill-driven fighting blends swinging, blocking, and dodging with intense ranged combat, including arrows, spears, and throwing axes
    • A Viking to Your Liking – Design your own Viking or Saxon warrior, choosing everything from weapons and armor to battle perks, customized taunts to unhinge your foes, and a variety of beard options
    • Pick Your Battles – Game modes include up to 64-player epic battles, new hardcore “Pitched Arena” mode with 32 players and no respawns, and a Training Ground to test out new character builds
    • Historically Inspired Viking Setting.
    • Play as both the Vikings and Saxons to take or defend Briton!
    • Deep Combat System. Claim victory by mastering swinging, chopping, blocking, dodging, and a wide range of special moves to perfect your play style.
    • Arena Game Mode. The hardcore arena game mode increases the intensity of the action with dense levels where your enemies are only a spear throw away.
    • Use Perks to Define Your Play style. Pick the perfect perk to accentuate and enhance your play style.




    War of the Vikings is scheduled to release in Q1 2014.
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    Hi mates! Thx for making this game, i will love it <)
    p.s. are any invite already gone? Didn't get any

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    Quote Originally Posted by industria123 View Post
    p.s. are any invite already gone? Didn't get any
    Have a little patience, sign-up only opened today!

    Excited for this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baynard View Post
    Have a little patience, sign-up only opened today!

    Excited for this!
    Actually it opened 1.8, not today..

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    Head over here and sign up for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelemane View Post
    Actually it opened 1.8, not today..
    Well, announced today anyhow.
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    Yep, there were 48 hours countdown before))

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    Well, well, well now! Can't say I'm disappointed by this announcement. Certainly a period that could do with more attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by industria123 View Post
    Yep, there were 48 hours countdown before))
    Actually there were 120hrs countdown before

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    Quote Originally Posted by industria123 View Post
    Yep, there were 48 hours countdown before))
    Actually there were 120hrs countdown before


    Edit: My connection was a bit laggy, it somehow decided to send my message twice, apologies.

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    Yeah Its really laggy here. It sometimes take ages to load a Thread sometimes I even get an error.

    But dosent matter here. Really looking forward to some footage or even the alpha
    I think so many old Alpha guys would be glad (including me ^^) to get bin this Alpha to. Its a matter of luck atm.
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    *Checks features* ... ''a variety of beard options''....ok we are all good carry on

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    Hope it'll turn out great =).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TotalyMoo View Post
    War of the Vikings features: That have changes from what i can see from WotR
    • History Comes to Life (and then you kill it) – Historically inspired content from the Viking Age, including levels and environments, weapons, helmets, shields, and heraldry
    • Close Combat and Ranged Ravaging – Skill-driven fighting dodging with intense ranged combat including spears and throwing axes
    • Mod Your Squad – hirdmen
    • A Viking to Your Liking – Design your own Viking or Saxon warrior, choosing everything from customized taunts to unhinge your foes and a variety of beard options
    • Pick Your Battles – new hardcore “Pitched Arena” (How is this different btw? Is it FFA?) mode with 32 players and no respawns




    War of the Vikings is scheduled to release in Q1 2014.
    And shields... lots of shields.

    Looking forward to this, the setting should help keep the balance along the lines of mostly-realism because of the lack of OP plate.

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    You should add a link to the website in the OP.
    I think this should be the "overview" post and it´s missing atm
    only a thought
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    I love the viking setting. I just hope the lessons learned from developing WotR will carry over to WotV.

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    Fantastic news guys! Keep up the good work!

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    time hit around the blocks with bigger axes ^^
    Kill till you drop

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    Looks excellent. I'll look into getting this at launch - and maybe that'll get me into the War of the Roses too?
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