Now, the viking themed game is making its way to the PS4 and Xbox One on September 9th (September 8th for the Wii U) as the Jotun: Valhalla Edition, which adds the Valhalla Mode, “a replayable boss rush mode with even fiercer versions of the already-challenging jotun.”
Here’s an official overview courtesy of the game’s Kickstarter:
“In Jotun, you play Thora, a Norse warrior who has died an inglorious death and must face the challenges of Viking purgatory to prove herself to the Gods and enter Valhalla.
Jotun‘s core loop revolves around collecting Runes to summon and fight the jotun, gigantic Norse elementals. The game focuses on the balance between atmospheric exploration and ferocious combat. Imagine the mysterious romantic mood of Journey mixed with the scale of the boss fights in Shadow of the Colossus in top-down 2D.
The world is randomly-generated and filled with different areas to explore and environmental puzzles to solve. Traveling to the far reaches of Purgatory is key to finding Runes, Shrines to the Gods and many more Viking mysteries.
The combat in Jotun is fast-paced and brutally hard. Using only your massive two-handed axe, you take on foes that are hundreds of times your size. Every hit from a jotun’s attack will take out a huge chunk of your health.”
- Beautiful 2D hand-drawn art style
- Epic boss fights against the mighty jotun
- A vast and mysterious randomly-generated world to explore filled with environmental puzzles based in Viking culture and mythology
- An overarching story to discover for both Thora and Purgatory itself
- Shrines to the Viking Gods
- An amazing musical score, specifically composed for every gameplay moment
Jotun: Valhalla Edition will arrive September 9th on PS4. A price point was not revealed.
Hand drawn art, vikings, and top-down 2D Shadow of the Colossus-type boss battles — of course I’m down
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.