Northgard looks like the Game of Thrones strategy game we deserve


Northgard is a strategy game based on Norse mythology in which you control a clan of Vikings as they try take over a mysterious new land that isn’t England. 

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So it’s based in Norse mythology, not Game of Thrones, but there’s a lot of crossover there. Vikings are basically the Ironborn, right? And here the Vikings cross the Iron Sea to reach Northgard, a land that’s sometimes lush greenery and other times frozen wasteland.

They will also have to contend with direwolves and undead warriors, befriend or defeat the giants, and they will be forced to survive the harshest winters ever witnessed in the North. Winter is coming, basically.

Game of Thrones draws on much of the same mythology, so it’s no coincidence, but hopefully those similarities make the game appeal to more people, as it looks really cool. Here’s the reveal trailer:

Northgard is due to release some time in 2016.