Today, as of 10:00 CEST, we are proud to announce that we are launching Early Access for War of the Vikings via Steam.
As a gift to all our loyal customers who own War of the Roses: Kingmaker (F2P/Demo not included) and the people who participated in the War of the Vikings alpha, we are giving you instant free access to this Early Access until October 4th 19:00 CEST. After this you will need to buy War of the Vikings if you wish to continue playing - as an owner of War of the Roses (or Mount and Blade: Warband) we will give you 10% off for the first month!
If you do not own War of the Roses: Kingmaker and want to get access you can get it now by heading over to the store page and buying the game. This will grant you instant access to War of the Vikings as well as the finished product once it's released!
Sharpen Your Axes, Prepare Your Armor, and Groom Your Beard for a New Close Combat Experience
NEW YORK — August 6, 2013 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games and a cultivator of epic facial hair, today announced War of the Vikings, an all-new multiplayer game built upon the technology that drives Paradox’s medieval squad combat title War of the Roses. Developed by Fatshark, War of the Vikings is a new standalone entry into the War franchise that will pull players into the brutal and bloody Viking Age, challenging them to design a personalized warrior and sack England as a mighty Norseman – or defend it as a brave Saxon. Featuring intense close-quarters combat, authentically inspired settings and weaponry, rich customization options, and large-scale 64-player battles, War of the Vikings will add a new unforgettable experience to Paradox’s close combat arsenal.
“War of the Roses was a fantastic experience for us to launch, and as it’s evolved over time, eventually growing into its current Kingmaker edition, we’ve been inspired many times over by the possibilities of the close-combat genre,” said Gordon Van Dyke, Executive Producer for the War of the Roses franchise. “It’s clear to us that that there are many more experiences we can share with our players, and War of the Vikings is our next step in establishing Paradox and Fatshark as leaders in the art of online war.”
The intensity is greater and the beards are longer in War of the Vikings, where players must band together on the battlefields of 9th and 10th Century England and fight to conquer or defend Britannia. Environments, weapons, and visuals drawn from Viking Age history will immerse players in a bloody new conflict between the Vikings and the Saxons, with each warrior hand-designed by its player from a wide variety of customization options. Built on skill-driven gameplay and a deep combat system, War of the Vikings will bring close combat closer than ever.
This is merely a change in the placement of the game in Steams game store. There are no changes made to the game or how it’s sold other than that the free version (previously known as War of the Roses Demo) is now just War of the Roses. If you purchased War of the Roses: Kingmaker, everything will continue as before. Nothing has changed in the packaging or what you get with the various versions.
So here is how it looks now: War of the Roses (F2P) contains 4 base locked profiles and the Conquest + Team Death Match game modes. War of the Roses: Kingmaker contains all game modes (Conquest, TDM, Pitched Battle, and Assault) and the ability to customize additional character profiles.
To confirm whether or not you have the Kingmaker edition, right click the game in your Steam library and select "View Downloadable content".