Described in the accompanying documentation as "a new iconic gaming hero" and "a plaything of the gods rebelling against their selfish agenda," lead character
Kratos Skarin is tasked with stopping the Goddess Hel, who has assembled a massive army of undead warriors in hopes of bringing about Ragnarok--basically the Norse apocalypse. Along the way, Skarin will unleash "a visceral wave of slaughter" on his reanimated foes.
"Skarin is a cutting edge hero in a fantastic re-imagining of Norse mythology," explained Sega Europe marketing director Gary Knight. "Skarin is obviously a very dangerous man. Add in his inner conflict, a confused heritage and a growing distrust of the Gods and you have the makings of gamingÂ’s next great hero."
VIKING: Battle For Asgard arrives on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in early 2008.