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Viking: Battle for Asgard
Box artwork for Viking: Battle for Asgard.
Developer(s)Creative Assembly
Publisher(s)Sega
Release date(s)
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Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
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Windows
Genre(s)Hack and slash, Action-adventure
System(s)Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
Mode(s)Single player
Rating(s)
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Websitehttp://sega.co.uk/viking/
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Viking: Battle for Asgard is a video game that was developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. The main character is a Viking warrior named Skarin, also known as Freya's "champion" throughout the game. Audio for the game has been utilized through the use of CRIWARE libraries.

The gameplay has is much like an open version of God of War or The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Skarin starts each level, a massive island, at a base where he then goes out to purge the island of Hel's forces. Although somewhat linear, many of the objectives and areas of the world can be completed and explored in an order chosen by the player. By completing certain tasks, Skarin can build up an army of Viking warriors to follow him into battle. Throughout the game the player can unlock new fighting techniques at what are known as arenas, and purchase items and upgrades from shopkeepers.

Story[edit]

A fierce struggle is taking place within Asgard, the realm of the Norse Gods. The battle has escalated, spilling over to the mortal world of Midgard and now a Champion must be found, a Warrior than can sway this war that threatens the fate of Asgard and the Gods themselves.

The goddess Hel — daughter of Loki, Norse God of mischief, has been banished from the heavenly kingdom of Asgard for defying Odin’s rule. Angry at her fate, she seeks to release the ancient wolf-god Fenrir which legend tells will bring about Ragnarök — the apocalyptic battle that will destroy Asgard and the Gods. With her army of resurrected Viking warriors, Hel marches on the unsuspecting mortal realm of Midgard.

Odin’s daughter Freya, goddess of love and wisdom, is appointed the task of stopping Hel and defending the future of mankind. For her champion she chooses Skarin, a great but troubled young warrior, ignorant of the true reason for his favour with the Gods and thrust into the midst of their bitter war.

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