Northgard to land on consoles in 2019
The French indie studio Shiro Games has revealed today that their popular Viking strategy game Northgard will be launching to consoles later in 2019. Northgard is scheduled to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch later in the year.
Northgard on console will feature all the content found in the Steam base version including the major Ragnarok and Relics updates: six clans, a lengthy campaign, cooperative and competitive online play across various maps including the apocalyptic-themed Ragnarok, ranked play and much more. Shiro Games has also ensured that playing using the controller will be effortless, with many tweaks and a completely revamped user interface.
Originally released on Steam Early Access on February 22nd, 2017, Northgardquickly rose to become one of the most popular strategy games on the platform, selling over 1 million copies. The game officially launched out of Early Access on March 7th, 2018, and was one of the highest-rated PC strategy titles to be released in the year, with a Metascore of 80.
“We are very happy to reveal that we are bringing Northgard to all three consoles later this year,” said Sebastien Vidal, CEO and co-founder at Shiro Games. “We have worked hard to optimize Northgard for the controller, and to be played on the go in the Switch version. All the content of the original version will be available at launch. This includes the campaign mode, leaderboards, all six clans and much more.”
Northgard is a strategy game deeply ingrained with Norse mythology. Players take control of their chosen Viking clan to explore and settle new territories which are filled with untold riches and deadly magical foes, from dire wolves and undead warriors, to giants and great dragons. To bring fame to their clan and write history, players will have to carefully manage their resources, trade with rival clans, befriend or defeat mythical creatures, brave the harshest winters and conquer unforgiving lands.