Nidhogg prepares to duel on January 13

Mark 'Messhof' Essen's 2D side-scrolling competitive fencing brawler, Nidhogg, is ready to pick up its sword and officially begin battle after several years in development. Essen released a new trailer that points to a January 13 release for PC.

The trailer shows off some new locales not seen previously, including underground mines and a stage high up in the clouds. A lot of the moves seen at events like IndieCade are on display, including wall jumps, dive kicks, and sword tosses. It also has a tournament mode for up to eight players, which will be bolstered by online play.

The 2011 IGF winner and 2013 IndieCade Award winner will be available through Steam.