Daedalic Entertainment has released new screenshots and details for Valhalla Hills.
What’s up with that? For years the poor Vikings have lived according to the will of their Gods, died heroically, and are now standing in front of the gates to Asgard to get admission to Valhalla – but the Gods won’t let them enter!
This doesn’t sit well with a true Viking. Cast out and fallen from heaven, the northmen set out to regain access to the realm of the Gods at last and to finally take their place on Odin’s table. While they are standing at the foot of an enormous mountain, they can see a magical portal on top of it. Undoubtedly, behind that portal will be the rainbow bridge Bifrost, the gate to Valhalla. So if you can’t get into Valhalla via heroic death, why not try the footway.
Valhalla Hills is a clever and unique combination of strategy and building simulation, inspired by classic game mechanics, which also breaks new grounds. Newly generated maps, diverse mountainsides, different altitudes and a well-balanced economy system will provide for endless new challenges and variety.
The player has to lead his exiled Viking heroes to the top of a mountain, where a magical portal opens the way to Valhalla. To get there, the Vikings need to do one crucial thing : survive. To top it all, you’ll have to face the challenges and dangers of the forbidding mountain landscape and find a way to the mountain peak. Because Vikings wouldn’t last long in this environment, you’ll have to provide shelter, food and warm clothing and assist them in defending themselves against ghostly mountain dwellers and wild beasts.
Since Vikings have a mind of their own and wouldn’t object to lazing around with a horn full of delicious mead, this is not the easiest endeavor. And then there’s this new threat drawing near from the high seas…
Mastermind and chief developer of Valhalla Hills is none other than Thomas Häuser, who was also the head of The Settlers 2 about 20 years ago – THE building simulation classic. Thomas was also one of the creative heads and main programmers of the popular Cultures-series. Since the end of the 1980s, his games fascinated millions of gamers worldwide.
Standing by his side is Thorsten Kneisel, another old hand in the business. The exceptional graphic design of Valhalla Hills was created under his direction, where other professionals like Ralf Marczinczik (e.g. Gothic, The Settlers 6) and Oswin Neumann (e.g. Die Siedler 7, Risen 2) contributed as well.
Valhalla Hills will be released on Steam Early Access in Q4 2015.
Source: Press Release