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Kalypso Media really are getting Linux friendly aren't they! Vikings – Wolves of Midgard has been announced as a new action RPG that will launch in early 2017.

From the press release:
QuoteKalypso Media and Games Farm are proud and excited to present Vikings – Wolves of Midgard, a bold new IP that will pit Action RPG fanatics against the most legendary of all mythological conflicts: Ragnarok.

Legend has it, that when the coldest winter descends, the Jotan will return to take their vengeance against the Gods of Asgard. The world is on the road to perdition and the fate of Midgard hangs in the balance. But when the Fire and Frost Giants begin to merge their armies, they encounter the clan of the Ulfung – the Wolves of Midgard. Bloody, but unbowed following the destruction of their village, this notorious band of ostracized Viking warriors are determined to seize their destiny and save the world. As clan chief, you must save Midgard from complete annihilation, and spearhead the charge to vanquish the fiendish creatures of the Fimbulwinter.


They confirmed on their Steam forum that it will use the Unity engine.

It also has a fancy list of features:
- Fantasy Meets Nordic Mythology: Travel the realms of earthly Midgard, freezing Niflheim and boiling Balheim, either as a fierce Viking warrior or merciless Shieldmaiden

- The Deadly Fimbulwinter: Withstand the deathly cold and protect yourself from exposure to nature’s wrath in order to survive

- Tribute to the Gods: Collect blood from fallen enemies and sacrifice it at the altar to gain gifts from the Gods to enhance your powers

- Berserker Rage: Let your anger take hold by activating Rage Mode to overwhelm your enemies in bloodthirsty combat

- The art of combat: Perfect your skills with each weapon to unlock their true potential, including swords, bows and spell-powered canes

- The Power of the Gods: Make the abilities of the Gods your own by equipping power-infused amulets, like the Talismans of Thor or Loki. Put your new skills to the test by competing in the Trials of the Gods to earn further rewards

- Teamwork: Team up with a friend and journey to the Shores of Midgard together in an epic two player online co-op mode. Choose between four difficulty levels to suit your skills and talents. Do you dare attempt the unrelenting hardcore mode?

- The Clan of Wolves: Restore and rebuild your village and lead your clan to glory. Upgrade buildings such as weaponsmith, armorer, runesmith, and mead hall to unlock more content and better equipment

- Legendary Weapons: Gather the scattered fragments of mythical weapons and armors to take on the most fearsome creatures of the realms

- A Class of its Own: Become even more powerful in the next life by attempting New Game+, and push your Viking warrior or Shieldmaiden to their limit

- Destructible Environments: Utilize your surroundings by burying your foes under falling rocks or pushing them off high cliffs

Looks like Steam is the only announced store it will be on right now too.

Lastly, here's some screenshots for you:
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I have to say it sounds pretty amazing and graphically it looks reasonably good too, could be another great action RPG to have on Linux! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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fabry92 25 July 2016 at 9:05 am UTC
it run on unity engine
liamdawe 25 July 2016 at 9:15 am UTC
fabry92it run on unity engine
Was that a question or a statement? It is a Unity game yes.
fabry92 25 July 2016 at 9:34 am UTC
liamdawe
fabry92it run on unity engine
Was that a question or a statement? It is a Unity game yes.

statement^^
wolfyrion 25 July 2016 at 9:43 am UTC
Looks like Victor Vran ARPG in steroids...
hummer010 25 July 2016 at 11:44 am UTC
Now they just need to get GOG friendly, and start releasing the Linux versions on GOG!
Mountain Man 25 July 2016 at 12:28 pm UTC
Still waiting for a good naive Linux alternative to Diablo III. Maybe this will finally be it?
Julius 25 July 2016 at 1:04 pm UTC
Hmm, why didn't they re-use the VictorVran engine? That one worked really well and didn't have all the typical Unity issues/slowness
darkszluf 25 July 2016 at 1:05 pm UTC
Mountain ManStill waiting for a good naive Linux alternative to Diablo III. Maybe this will finally be it?

so i assume you don't have Victor Vran or Torchlight 2?


Last edited by darkszluf at 25 July 2016 at 1:29 pm UTC
darkszluf 25 July 2016 at 1:07 pm UTC
JuliusHmm, why didn't they re-use the VictorVran engine? That one worked really well and didn't have all the typical Unity issues/slowness

This is a completely new studio making it not Haemimont
Ben D 25 July 2016 at 1:24 pm UTC
Looks interesting. Will keep an eye on this.
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