Hardlight Studios and The Creative Assembly bring Viking: Battle for Asgard to PC

The PC version of Viking: Battle For Asgard is available now on Steam. Originally developed by The Creative Assembly for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2008, the PC enhancement was performed by Hardlight Studios.

Hardlight’s first project out of the doors is a fantastic collaboration with The Creative Assembly to bring Viking: Battle for Asgard to PC complete with Steam integration and the addition of Russian and Polish language support.

“Working with the team at CA was an exciting opportunity for Hardlight.  A high quality benchmark had already been set on the Xbox and PS3 versions and the project offered a variety of new challenges for the team working with CA to deliver high-end content on the PC,” said Lee Winder, Project Lead on the brand new PC version of Viking: Battle for Asgard.

Viking: Battle for Asgard is known for its enormous, free-roaming environments and apocalyptic battles between thousands of stalwart Viking troops and murderous demons. The PC version will re-invigorate the game for 2012 with outstanding visuals that take full advantage of modern gaming hardware. Players can scale the resolution, anti-aliasing and other graphical effects according to the power of their PCs for a truly stunning graphical experience. Viking: Battle For Asgard™ also supports gamepad play, and includes fully-remapped keyboard-and-mouse controls for PC gamers.

The PC version also brings all-new graphical features such as screen space ambient occlusion. With improved lighting and shadowing, Ragnarok has never looked so good!

Players control Skarin, a young Viking hero, as he masters an evolving repertoire of gory combat skills and mythical powers. As he explores the vast, breath-taking world of Asgard, Skarin learns devastating new attacks, gains new allies and tames mighty dragons to conquer the demonic hordes raised by the scorned death-goddess, Hel. Her aim is to incite Ragnarok, the world-ending battle that will consume Asgard and the very gods themselves. Only Skarin can rally the Viking clans against her.

You can buy the game on PC right now on Steam.