Fimbul, the Norse comic action-adventure from EuroVideo’s publishing label Wild River and Danish developer Zaxis Games, releases today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows.
Check out the launch trailer here: https://youtu.be/GLcxQKp2goU
Though colder seasons begin to drift away in real life’s Northern Hemisphere, in the world of the aging berserker Kveldulver, the worst of winter is yet to come. The dreaded Fimbulwinter, a three-year period of deathly cold that serves as the harbinger of the frozen Norse apocalypse known as Ragnarök, is here.
After a raid on Kveldulver’s village leaves him mortally wounded, the Norns, female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men, pluck him from the afterlife. The berserker embarks on a divine quest to end the Fimbulwinter, defeat the giant Jotun, and claim bloody vengance.
As Ragnarök approaches, Kveldulver meets a motley crew of characters both friend and foe. While some join him on his journey, others have to be defeated in battle before their fate can be determined. Thanks to the Norns, the protagonist’s thread of life can be traced back anytime to change Kveldulver’s decisions and alter the course of his story.
Fimbul’s tale is told through a striking ccomic bookstyle punctuating intense battles against both man and beast. Combat is intuitive so anyone can pick it up and play, but nuanced systems allow for skilled players to become ever stronger. Exploring the world offers lore for story-hungry players as well as ways to improve the old warrior’s fighting prowess. Specific items and skills strengthen Kveldulver and improve his odds of surviving, especially against fearsome bosses.
Fimbul is available for digital download on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam for $19.99.