Fancy a little bit of Nordic action adventure? Fimbul has been dated for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC. We won’t have to wait very long to experience the cold winters either!
Coming to all the very best consoles – Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch – and the good old PC, Fimbul will be found initiating a bit of an icy apocalypse this February, with the launch date of 28th February 2019 now set in stone. Yes, that may be some month after the original ‘November 2018’ release date, but these things happen and we’re not going to slate anyone for delaying the launch of a product that isn’t quite ready.
Heralding the arrival of a frozen Armageddon, Fimbul comes from the publishing label at Wild River, after being developed by Zaxis Games, dropping us into a world of Norse comic action/adventure.
In Fimbal, we see that the prelude to the end of the world known as Ragnarök, has begun. Elder berserker Kveldulver found death when bandits raided his village, killing him in the process. But the Norns, goddesses of fate and destiny, have other plans for Kveldulver. The goddesses resurrect Kveldulver before sending him on a bloody quest to eradicate the Jotun giants and avert the apocalypse.
This is all told via a gripping comic book style, and it is Kveldulver’s story which will depend on player decisions, with numerous narrative branches to uncover. As the Norns are the goddesses who spin the threads of fate, they have imbued Kveldulver with the power to go back to pivotal moments in his journey and explore different outcomes.
Throughout his legendary adventure, Kveldulver will meet a large cast of characters, some friend, some foe. Of these enemies, select few must be defeated in battle before Kveldulver can decide their fate. Kveldulver will also find both stories detailing the world around him and ways to improve his fighting skill. Certain items, weapons and talents enhance the old warrior’s abilities. He’ll need them all to overcome deadly warriors, horrific monsters, and gigantic Jotun alike. Combat is simple to learn, but as players explore the ways of the battlefield, they’ll discover nuances that will prove essential during awe-inspiring boss battles.
Fimbul will be arriving on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC, both digitally and on physical formats. Interested? You could do worse than check out that trailer below.