If taking command of a Viking clan and venturing through a campaign full of uncharted territories that are full of riches to plunder, complete with rival clans with which to trade, and frequented by mythical beasts to vanquish, sounds like your cup of tea, then Northgard is one for you. And today it has released on Xbox One.
The critically acclaimed Viking-themed strategy game that has gone down great guns on PC is now making its way to console and after having previously dropped on Nintendo Switch, we now see an Xbox One and PS4 launch occurring.
It is quite obviously the Xbox One edition of Northgard that has our juices flowing and from today you can discover just what it is that Shiro Games have created and why it has received such an acclaimed reception. With more than a million units sold on Steam, this Norse mythology strategy title has obviously got something about it; whether that be the chance to take charge of a Viking clan, the opportunity to fight undead warriors and great dragons, or just the appeal of creating new territories and settling down for the winter.
Choice is a huge part of Northgard and with everything found in the Steam version making its way over to console – including the huge Ragnarok and Relics updates – this is a game that seems hugely appealing here too. When you then also consider that Shiro have spwent time to ensure that the control scheme works wonderfully with a controller, and the UI has been optimised for console, the overall package just gets better and better.
- Build your settlement on the newly discovered continent of Northgard
- Assign your vikings to various jobs (Farmer, Warrior, Sailor, Loremaster…)
- Manage your resources carefully and survive harsh winters and vicious foes
- Expand and discover new territory with unique strategic opportunities
- Achieve different victory conditions (Conquest, Fame, Lore, Trading…)
- Play against your friends or against an AI with different difficulty levels and personalities
A price of £29.24 pretty much settles the deal and should you wish to see a download make its way to your library then visiting the Xbox Store will allow for it.
After years of tireless explorations, brave Vikings have discovered a new land filled with mystery, danger and riches: Northgard. The boldest Northmen have set sail to explore and conquer these new shores, bring fame to their Clan and write history through conquest, trading, or devotion to the Gods. That is, if they can survive the dire Wolves and Undead Warriors roaming the land, befriend or defeat the giants, and survive the harshest winters ever witnessed in the North.