Gearbox Publishing and Norsfell are pleased to announce that their latest game, Tribes of Midgard has launched on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. This is the first game from Norsfell, and it looks like it could be great fun with friends.
So what is Tribes of Midgard?
Tribes of Midgard is an action-adventure survival game where you and up to 9 others can all join in and take down giants, mythical creatures, gigantic brutes, and more in your battle for survival to try and prevent Ragnarök, also known as the end of the world.
The world of Midgard is a bright and colourful place. In Tribes of Midgard it is also procedurally generated, which means players can endlessly explore the world, its areas, and create their own Viking tale.
Julian Maroda, who is the CEO and creative director at Norsfell said the below, via a press release:
“We created Tribes of Midgard to offer players both cooperative and solo experiences where they can live their own myths and legends. Stories worthy of being told around the campfire, just like the Vikings, we can’t wait to hear about the community’s own tall-tales from adventuring in Tribes of Midgard!”
Key features of Tribes of Midgard are:
Multiplayer – Work together to defend the village from the legions of Hel and survive as long as possible. Tribes of Midgard is designed from the ground-up. With both solo and co-op play for up to 10 players in mind. In-game text and voice chat make it easy to play with friends or make new ones along the way.
Two Game Modes
- In Saga Mode, players must complete a series of quests to unlock the final Boss battle for Season 1 against Fenrir. But hurry, if Fenrir isn’t defeated before Fimbulwinter the world will literally freeze over! This mode contains special rewards. It will be updated with new seasonal Saga Bosses, quests, rewards and more in the future.
- Survival Mode. The goal is to keep the Seed of Yggdrasil alive as long as possible against a constant flow of enemies. Set the parameters of your game: size, difficulty and more – the more challenging, the more XP will be earned. This mode enables players to strap in for a marathon or quick gameplay session.
Challenging Boss Battles – Every few days, the Jötnar, Giants who tower over the land with their terrifying stature, arrive out in the wilderness and slowly make their way toward the Seed. They can crush the underprepared in a single blow. So make sure to be ready by scouting out the Giant and crafting the right weapons to counter them. Whittle away at their enormous health pool in tactical raids. Or bring the entire tribe’s might to bear and crush them in one fell swoop!
RPG Progression – Explore the unknown to collect resources, craft legendary gear and build your character up to stave off Ragnarök. Progress along eight different classes offering unique ways to take on foes. Choose from 30 different Rune modifiers and offer a wide variety of potent abilities and status buffs (e.g., damage, armor, movement, drop chance). – Exploration – Traverse the procedurally generated world of Midgard to uncover ancient ruins, discover daunting dungeons and face treacherous enemy camps to loot for rewards… and never play the same map twice. – Building – Create ramps, bridges and walls to traverse the world of Midgard with its steep cliffs and cross winding rivers. Construct mighty fortifications to protect the home village, guarding it against hordes of Helthings and of course, the colossal Jötnar.
Free Seasonal Updates – The Wolf Saga is just the beginning, as Tribes of Midgard will be updated with free seasonal content releases to let players live out the epic sagas of Norse myth and legend. Each season will build upon the last with new content that adds to the adventure, creating the ultimate Viking sandbox.
PlayStation owners will be pleased to know that this is a cross-gen purchase. So if you buy it on PS4 you will also own it on PS5. If you wish to purchase Tribes of Midgard on PlayStation you can do so on the PlayStation Store page here for £15.99.
PC players can purchase on Steam for a slightly lower price of £14.99 on the Steam store page here.
Let us know in the comments if you’ll be looking into this game. Check out the launch trailer below.