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  Northgard DLC Release As Nidhogg: The Clan of the Dragon hits the Viking strategy game
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12/05/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Bordeaux, France - December 5, 2018 - Shiro Games has unleashed Nidhogg: The Clan of the Dragon into its hit Viking strategy game Northgard. Players can now get their hands on the new clan via a piece of DLC currently available on Steam for €4.49 / $4.99 / £3.99.  

Watch the new trailer for Nidhogg: Clan of the Dragon here.

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While other Vikings focus on pillage and plundering in their raids, The Clan of the Dragon is the last to follow the long-forsaken traditions of slavery and sacrifice to further its goals. At first, players will be able to purchaseThralls in the Clan’s Longship Dock, getting almost the same benefits offered by regular Villagers, but at a much lower cost. Cornerstone of the Clan’s economy, these civilians are also able to travel in neutral territory and act as cheap warriors for their masters, proving to be a powerful military asset. The Dragon’s unique Lore Tree illustrates the Clan’s mastery over Thralls, allowing players to capture wounded neutral or enemy civilians and to put them to work in their production buildings.

The Clan of the Dragon starts the game with a Sacrificial Pyre allowing players to sacrifice a unit to earn Dragon Essence. This new resource will progressively unlock powerful bonuses for both their economy and army. Dragon Essence can also be used at the Dragonkin Altar, the Clan’s only military building, to transform Villagers into powerful Dragonkins. While they may sound cute, this ferocious, dual-wielding unit is far from it. Already stronger than regular Warriors, they will gain +50% bonus attack power when fighting alone once the Clan has researched the Frenzy Knowledge. Further details about Nidhogg: The Clan of the Dragon can be found in the latest patch notes.

Northgard was released on Steam Early Access on February 22nd, 2017 and quickly became one of the most popular strategy games on the platform, selling over 850,000 copies.

About Shiro Games

Shiro Games is an independent studio created by video games veterans Sebastien Vidal and Nicolas Cannasse in order to bring new innovative games to life. Based in Bordeaux, France, the small studio released their first title Evoland in 2013, with the acclaimed sequel Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder launching in 2015. Shiro Games released their popular Viking strategy game Northgard on Steam Early Access in February 2017, officially launching the game a year later, on 7th of March, 2018. The studio has also recently announced its new multiplayer action game, Darksburg.

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