Hardlight Studios and The Creative Assembly bring Viking: Battle For Asgard™ to PC

SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announced that the PC version of Viking: Battle For Asgard™ is available now for Windows PC. Originally developed by The Creative Assembly for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 in 2008, the PC enhancement was performed by Hardlight Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SEGA®.

Hardlight’s first project out of the doors is a fantastic collaboration with The Creative Assembly to bring Viking: Battle for Asgard to PC complete with Steam integration and the addition of Russian and Polish language support.

“Working with the team at CA was an exciting opportunity for Hardlight.  A high quality benchmark had already been set on the Xbox and PS3 versions and the project offered a variety of new challenges for the team working with CA to deliver high-end content on the PC,” said Lee Winder, Project Lead on the brand new PC version of Viking: Battle for Asgard.

Viking: Battle for Asgard is known for its enormous, free-roaming environments and apocalyptic battles between thousands of stalwart Viking troops and murderous demons. The PC version will re-invigorate the game for 2012 with outstanding visuals that take full advantage of modern gaming hardware. Players can scale the resolution, anti-aliasing and other graphical effects according to the power of their PCs for a truly stunning graphical experience.   Viking: Battle For Asgard™ also supports gamepad play, and includes fully-remapped keyboard-and-mouse controls for PC gamers.

The PC version also brings all-new graphical features such as screen space ambient occlusion.  With improved lighting and shadowing, Ragnarok has never looked so good!

Players control Skarin, a young Viking hero, as he masters an evolving repertoire of gory combat skills and mythical powers. As he explores the vast, breath-taking world of Asgard, Skarin learns devastating new attacks, gains new allies and tames mighty dragons to conquer the demonic hordes raised by the scorned death-goddess, Hel. Her aim is to incite Ragnarok, the world-ending battle that will consume Asgard and the very gods themselves.  Only Skarin can rally the Viking clans against her.

Viking: Battle For Asgard™ PC is available now for digital download at this link http://store.steampowered.com/app/211160.

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