SEGA announced that the PC version of Viking: Battle For Asgard is available now for Windows PC. Originally developed by The Creative Assembly for Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 in 2008, the PC enhancement was performed by Hardlight Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SEGA.
Hardlight’s first project out of the doors is a fantastic collaboration with The Creative Assembly to bring Viking: Battle for Asgard to PC complete with Steam integration and the addition of Russian and Polish language support.
“Working with the team at CA was an exciting opportunity for Hardlight. A high quality benchmark had already been set on the Xbox and PS3 versions and the project offered a variety of new challenges for the team working with CA to deliver high-end content on the PC,” said Lee Winder, Project Lead on the brand new PC version of Viking: Battle for Asgard.
Viking: Battle for Asgard is known for its enormous, free-roaming environments and apocalyptic battles between thousands of stalwart Viking troops and murderous demons. The PC version will re-invigorate the game for 2012 with outstanding visuals that take full advantage of modern gaming hardware. Players can scale the resolution, anti-aliasing and other graphical effects according to the power of their PCs for a truly stunning graphical experience. Viking: Battle For Asgard also supports gamepad play, and includes fully-remapped keyboard-and-mouse controls for PC gamers.
The PC version also brings all-new graphical features such as screen space ambient occlusion. With improved lighting and shadowing, Ragnarok has never looked so good!
Players control Skarin, a young Viking hero, as he masters an evolving repertoire of gory combat skills and mythical powers. As he explores the vast, breath-taking world of Asgard, Skarin learns devastating new attacks, gains new allies and tames mighty dragons to conquer the demonic hordes raised by the scorned death-goddess, Hel. Her aim is to incite Ragnarok, the world-ending battle that will consume Asgard and the very gods themselves. Only Skarin can rally the Viking clans against her.