Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:04am 15/08/18 | 0 Comments
Veteran studio Human Head is hard at work bringing back the cult classic hack-and-slash game Rune, and plans on releasing a version into Early Access next month. Originally released in 2000, Rune introduced a style of game into the PC market that one usually associated with consoles. This new entry, also called Rune, will once again put players in control of a Viking warrior.
It was foretold that during Ragnarok, the gods would fall and the nine realms would be consumed by frost and fire… but it is not what happened. The gods did not perish. Instead, for seven terrible years, giants, beasts, and the undead have ravaged the realms while the gods inexplicably withheld their protection. Immersed in darkness and chaos, mankind’s own world of Midgard lies captive in the cruel grasp of maniacal Loki.
As a hardened Viking warrior, Rune players will align with their chosen god as they pillage villages for powerful weapons and armor, complete quests for their deity and receive blessings of strength and magic. Your quest is simple – destroy Loki, but you needn’t do it alone. Team up with your Viking allies to gain the benefits of shared experience and the strength that only comes in numbers.
As per the trailer above, think of Rune as a lower budget God of War-style action game, but with the addition of multiplayer. Going Early Access for what is essentially a cinematic story-driven game is an interesting choice, here's hoping that it follows the DUSK-like model of only introducing new levels once they're polished and ready.