For Odin! War of the Vikings Gets Free Steam Weekend

War of the Roses‘ pitch was amazing: a Dark Ages melee multiplayer spin on Battlefield. Unfortunately, the project never had the budget required to achieve developer Fatshark’s vision, and we only really saw its true potential after numerous patches and content updates were released — well after launch and when interest in War of the Roses had already faded (with a little help from competitor Chivalry: Medieval Warfare).

Well, if at first you don’t succeed… transform your knights in shining armor into vikings with battle axes. That’s the basic blueprint Fatshark is following with its War of the Roses follow-up, War of the Vikings, and we’ll all get to find out how it plays, for free, this weekend.

Starting today and running through Sunday, December 8, War of the Vikings is free to download and play on Steam.

Our own CJ Miozzi recently had the chance to go hands on with War of the Vikings at a preview event, and after learning the melee ropes, he had a ball. I’m looking forward to seeing how Fatshark has improved its War of the Roses formula myself. See you in Valhalla.

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