Paradox Interactive announces War of the Vikings, a 64-player multiplayer game (with Vikings)

Paradox Interactive today announced War of the Vikings, a multiplayer game being developed by Fatshark.

War of the Vikings is a standalone game, yet part of the War franchise — Paradox has previously released War of the Roses — “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,” Paradox said. The game features close-quarters 64-player combat set in the battlefields of 9th and 10th Century England.

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.”

Interested gamers can apply to participate in the War of the Vikings alpha here. The full version of War of the Vikings is scheduled for release in Q1 2014 on Windows PC.

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