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Paradox announces Runemaster, a Norse-themed turn-based RPG

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Paradox announces Runemaster, a Norse-themed turn-based RPG

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Thu 23 January 2014, 17:29:42

Tags: Paradox Interactive; Runemaster

Paradox Interactive, the famous grand strategy game developer/publisher, has decided to hop onto the Viking-themed turn-based retro RPG bandwagon, with a new title called Runemaster. Here's the official announcement on their site:

Runemaster is an RPG set in a fantasy realm based in the rich, majestic traditions of Norse mythology, casting each player in the role of a unique champion in a time of chaotic upheaval. Procedural maps and quests will ensure that no two playthroughs are identical, allowing players to tell a saga that is uniquely their own. Explore vast vistas through the six worlds of Norse myth, command troops in tactical combat, and define your champion through the choices they make.

“Creating an RPG is something new for Paradox Development Studio, and it’s been a dream project we’ve wanted to undertake for a long time now,” said Johan Andersson, Studio Manager at Paradox Development Studio. “We’re always playing RPGs in our spare time and discovering new things we love about them as a game genre; it was only natural that sooner or later we’d have to design our own. Runemaster is the result, and we know our fans will love it.”

To see the fantastic world of Runemaster for the first time, view the announcement trailer here:

For more information, please visit:

Web page: www.runemastergame.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/runemastergame
Twitter: https://twitter.com/runemastergame
Forum: http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?843-Runemaster

And here I thought I might be able to rest a bit after the releases of Blackguards and Might & Magic X. This is breaking news, so expect more details as they arrive.

Update: ParadoxPlaza.com's official page for the game has a release date (Winter 2014), as well as some screenshots, concept art, and this description:

With Runemaster, Paradox Development Studio invites you to a fantasy realm etched in the rich history of Norse mythology.


In this RPG, you are a hero in a time of chaotic upheaval. Explore the six worlds of Norse mythology, amass your forces and vanquish your enemies on the battlefield in the name of your chosen God. Will you choose to enforce change for those that crave it or will you seek to maintain the status quo - for better or worse?

You, alone can determine the fate of the world.

You, alone are the master of your own saga.

  • Vast vistas to explore: Wander the six worlds of Norse myth, from the lofty forests of Midgard to the fires of Muspelheim. Each time you start a new campaign, the world is procedurally generated to ensure each adventure is a venture into the exciting and unknown.
  • Rich tactical combat: Recruit and command an expansive range of units with unique abilities. Learn to use your troops – and the terrain of the battlefield – to crush your enemies.
  • Emergent storytelling: Who you are and the choices you make have a direct impact on the journeys you embark on. The game’s procedural quest system will take note of your deeds and challenge you accordingly. No two playthroughs will ever be the same.
Interestingly, although the game appears to be PC-exclusive, one of the screenshots appears to indicate controller support.

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