Vikings are the next pirates. The Nordic follow-up to medieval melee simulator War of the Roses, Fatshark's War of the Vikings is now available for early access on Steam.
Despite the blockbusters out this week, and other more than worthy time-killers like Retro City Rampage, the game I've spent most time with lately is a multiplayer PC game called War of the Roses.
Most developers creating games set in the present day do some amount of research. They go shoot the guns the game will feature, or go drive the cars, take some pictures of the city streets they'll be recreating, that sort of thing.
Gordon Van Dyke can go on and on about how sword-fighting was really done back in the middle ages.
Back at PAX East, Stephen Totilo spent some time with War of the Roses by Fatshark, a studio that unapologetically credits Call of Duty and Battlefield as inspirations in this ultra-throwback to combat shoot—uh, stabbers?
In the video game War of the Roses you're a medieval mauler. You're a person with sword, mace, or bow-and-arrow. You might be on a horse. You might have a lance.
This is the first proper trailer for War of the Roses, a multiplayer combat game from Fatshark and Paradox.