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access_time August 10, 2015 at 8:15 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

Rising Star Games and Zoink Games team up to bring boxed version of Zombie Vikings: Ragnarök Editiön (Update 9/12/15)


zombie vikingsUpdate 9/12/2015: The two additional characters, Frostbjörn and Raybjörn can currently be purchased to be used on Zombie Vikings immediately and then the upcoming edition when it releases in October.

Rising Star Games today revealed a new partnership with the acclaimed Swedish developer, Zoink Games, to allow players into the promised land of Valhalla. This partnership brings Zombie Vikings: Ragnarök Editiön, to physical form on the PlayStation 4, complete with exclusive content.

For those unaware, Zoink Games is the team behind last year’s indie hit, Stick It to The Man! They’ve decided to try their hand in a new co-op 4 player “stab-you-in-the-gut-a-thon”, featuring a “dead funny adventure” written by the creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Zach Weinersmith.

In this game, Loki has stolen Odin’s final magic eye right out of his eye-socket and taken off with it. Unfortunately, Thor and the other gods are too busy partying to help out Odin, so the now blind god makes a final, desperate move, and raises four of the most fearsome Zombie Vikings out of Norse soil. These are none other than Gunborg, Seagurd, Hedgy, and Caw-kaa!

Now the posse is sent on a mission through the world in order to retrieve the magical eye and hopefully make peace with their rotten pasts. You will need to hack through the boiling gingerbread swamps of Molgaga, cruise through the intestines of the Midgaard Serpent, fight giant troll poultry, and find out how Söccer was truly invented. It certainly sounds like Rising Star Games and Zoinks are correct when they exclaim, “It’s going to be a gorifically grotesque adventure!”

Phil Robinson, Vice President of Rising Star Games Incorporated, stated, “When we first laid our eyes on Zombie Vikings it was immediately apparent that the development team at Zoink are an incredibly creative bunch, with talent bursting at the seams Zombie Vikings: Ragnarök Editiön is not only going to split sides with its insane humor, hack n’ slash style gameplay, but also offers loads of additional content that is exclusive to the physical boxed release.”

“There is something really special about a boxed version of your game, a real product you can actually hold in your hands,” said Klaus Lyngeled, CEO of Zoink Games. “Rising Star has a ton of experience and we are excited to partner with them to get our little gem out in the shops and into the hands of our players.”

Check out the official trailer below:

And here are the game’s key features, as presented by the official press release:

  • 1 to 4-player brawler featuring online or couch co-op gameplay
  • Hilarious story written by Zach Weinersmith (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)
  • Exclusive to the physical box version, Zombie Vikings: Ragnarök Editiön:
    • 5 bonus Versus Arenas
    • 2 additional playable characters
    • An unlockable “Making of” Zombie Vikings development video


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