Volgarr the Viking II

The Return of the (Vi)King – Volgarr the Viking II a Ferocious Sequel from Digital Eclipse

Death Comes Quickly. Embrace Valhalla.

Do you have what it takes to face the relentless challenges of a Viking warrior? If you do, then gear up and get ready because Volgarr is back! Digital Eclipse, the retro-focused studio, has officially announced the release of Volgarr the Viking II at Guerrilla Collective 2024. This highly anticipated sequel was revealed with an intense new trailer and a confirmed release date of August 6, 2024, for Windows PC via Steam and GOG, as well as Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

More than a decade since its predecessor, Volgarr the Viking II promises to deliver an even more brutal and challenging experience for players. The original game, developed by Crazy Viking Studios, sold over one million copies on both PC and consoles, solidifying its place as a cult classic among retro gaming enthusiasts. Now, the barbarian king is ready to embark on a new and bigger-than-ever adventure, set against the backdrop of Norse-inspired worlds.

The reveal trailer for Volgarr the Viking II showcases a selection of levels and enemy encounters, giving fans a taste of what’s to come. With its hardcore 2D side-scrolling action, this game doesn’t hold back in its mission to push players to their limits. The developers have promised that every playthrough will be more challenging and unforgiving than the last, forcing players to constantly learn and master new moves, level layouts, and enemy attacks.

As the player takes on the role of the great warrior Volgarr, they must use their skills wisely in battle, as one wrong move can lead to a swift death and a one-way ticket to Valhalla. Jump, duck, slide, and dodge to avoid deadly enemies, all while keeping an eye on the hazards of the environment. The game retains the same difficulty level as its predecessor, but with some added modern features, such as a practice mode, checkpoints, save profiles, and unlimited continues.

Mike Mika, Head of Digital Eclipse, stated, “One of our key pillars is making new games the old-fashioned way. We love and celebrate games where every pixel is hand-crafted. Volgarr was one of those games we couldn’t put down, no matter how hard it was. Games like this are a rare breed, and we’re happy to play a role in seeing Volgarr the Viking II realized.”

Adding to the excitement, Kristofor Durrschmidt, CEO & Creative Director of Crazy Viking Studios, shared, “Volgarr is known for being easy to learn, hard to master. For some, that might even be an understatement. But that design philosophy guided every aspect of development for Volgarr the Viking II.”

He also mentioned that the team has learned a lot from the launch of the first game and that fans will love the sequel, which stays true to the challenging gameplay while incorporating new features.

Volgarr the Viking II brings a host of new features to the table, including powerful new power-ups and magic items, epic boss battles, an orchestral soundtrack, speedrunning tools, and multiple endings based on player performance. For the truly skilled players, there is even a hidden level and a secret final boss to unlock. With modern-era upgrades such as a practice mode and multiple profile saves, this game is set to deliver an unforgettable experience for both old fans and new players.

The dynamic team at Digital Eclipse and Crazy Viking Studios have put their hearts and souls into creating Volgarr the Viking II. This game is a tribute to the old-school, hand-crafted games of the past, and offers a challenging and rewarding experience for players. To stay updated on the latest news and information, visit the official website.

Gear up, don your sharpest sword and strongest shield, and get ready to embark on a brutal adventure when Volgarr the Viking II is released on August 6, 2024, on PC and consoles.

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