Viking: Battle for Asgard hitting PC next week

A curious bloody blast from The Creative Assembly's past is coming to PC next week. The Total War series creator's second console game, the hack-and-slash Viking: Battle for Asgard from back in 2008, is unexpectedly getting a very late downloadable release, seemingly jazzed up a bit.

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A curious bloody blast from The Creative Assembly's past is coming to PCs next week. The Total War series creator's second console game, the hack-and-slash Viking: Battle for Asgard from back in 2008, is unexpectedly getting a very late downloadable release, seemingly jazzed up a bit.

Sega's Hardlight Studio, who one imagines is responsible for porting it, dropped the news on Twitter. Though the Tweet only mentions Steam, it'll also be on Gamersgate and presumably other stores too.

"It's looking really pretty," The Creative Assembly added, sharing a single screenshot. "We're looking forward to seeing one of our favourite games find a whole new audience."

Though TCA is known chiefly for its Total War games, it dipped its toe into console waters with the God of War-ish Spartan: Total Warrior in 2005 then Viking: Battle for Asgard. Its third and final console game was a chance of pace, 2009's real-time tactical Stormrise, which also hit PC.

Get a feel for Viking's tone with this old, old trailer for the console edition:

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    October 11, 2012 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Viking: Battle for Asgard hitting PC next week.

    A curious bloody blast from The Creative Assembly's past is coming to PC next week. The Total War series creator's second console game, the hack-and-slash Viking: Battle for Asgard from back in 2008, is unexpectedly getting a very late downloadable release, seemingly jazzed up a bit.

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      October 11, 2012 7:01 AM

      wasn't it Spartan Total Warrior? The Total War thing threw me off at first.

      Regardless, looking forward to this.

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        October 11, 2012 7:07 AM

        Spartan Total Warrior was Xbox/PS3, this was 360/PS3. Neither were particularly good.

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      October 11, 2012 7:28 AM

      This wasn't a bad game, if this is budget then it will be worth the purchase. I remember finishing it with pretty much all collectables and it felt like it was just the right length.

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      October 11, 2012 7:35 AM

      i never really "got" this game. it seemed kind of haphazardly put together, and the actual combat was kind of dull and unsatisfying. it was not a bad game, just forgettable and mediocre to the max.

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      October 11, 2012 7:35 AM

      gah, for some reason can only reply to the main post....anyways @node my first post was regarding a slight mis-type in the article where it says Spartan Total War instead of Warrior, which threw me off for a second.

      When I had a ps3 I had Viking for it and really enjoyed it for what it was, so am really looking forward to next week.

      Any word on a price point so I know how much to hold on to?

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      October 11, 2012 7:53 AM

      What the hell? I really liked this game on the 360 this is very cool I will pick it up for sure worth another go I think I only got half way anyways.

      Cool.

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      October 11, 2012 11:09 AM

      The trailers that were released for this game were great at the time. The game itself is pretty good, definitely worth $10-20 if it's a cheap re-release.

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        October 11, 2012 12:09 PM

        I found the stealth parts to be fun, but frustrating at the same time. Combat was pretty decent for what it was.

        I'm also hoping for a $20 max, but these days, not holding my breath.

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      October 11, 2012 11:17 AM

      wow that's pretty cool. game was a lot of fun, but extremely repetitive. can't go wrong with more viking games!

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      October 11, 2012 12:27 PM

      Yes??