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Bordeaux, France - 7th of March, 2018 - The independent French developer Shiro Games is pleased to  announce that its hit Viking strategy game Northgard has today officially launched out of Steam Early Access for PC, Mac and Linux. The standard edition is now available on Steam for €27.99 / $29.99 / £23.79.

The studio has released a launch trailer, which can be viewed here.

The official release comes with a major update, Rig’s Saga, including a brand new campaign spanning 11 chapters, seven new selectable environments for solo and multiplayer modes, a redesigned combat system, new achievements, and a host of other improvements. Further information can be found in the latest patch notes

Northgard mixes exploration, village building, resource management, clan diplomacy and tactical combat set in a mythical world infused with Norse mythology and filled with giants, wyverns and undead warriors. Since launching into Steam Early Access on February 22nd, 2017, Northgard has proved very popular with strategy fans, selling over 600,000 copies. Development on the game has continued non-stop with numerous updates bringing three new clans, new units and mythological beasts to encounter, a multiplayer mode with dedicated servers, and a host of smaller features and refinements.


The full release of Northgard allows players to:

  • Build your settlement on the newly discovered continent of Northgard

  • Grow the village by assigning Vikings to various jobs (Farmer, Warrior, Sailor, Loremaster)

  • Choose between six different Viking clans, each with unique benefits, buildings and units

  • Manage your resources carefully to survive the harsh winters and vicious foes

  • Expand and discover new territory with unique strategic opportunities

  • Achieve different victory conditions such as Conquest, Fame, Lore and Trading

  • Play against your friends or against an AI with different difficulty levels in single player or multiplayer modes.

  • Follow the brave Viking Rig in his quest for vengeance in a brand-new single player campaign that spans 11 chapters.  

More details can be found on the official website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Assets can be found in ICO's pressroom here.

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.  

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