Human Head Studios Announces Nordic Open-World RPG Rune: Ragnarok

Human Head Studios has announced Rune: Ragnarok.

The game is described as an open-world RPG, and it’s a sequel to the 2000-released original Rune. Featured above, you can view the game’s announcement trailer. It’s worth pointing out development platforms nor a release date for the game weren’t announced.

Players will enter a “dangerous universe” where “gods, beasts, and the last remaining humans struggle to survive,” while also experiencing “brutal melee combat with rich, Norse-inspired mythology.”

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Human Head Studios:

Rune: Ragnarok is a sandbox, open-world RPG set in a dangerous Norse universe during the end of days. A highly anticipated follow-up to Rune, the team’s hit action-adventure game, Rune: Ragnarok places players in the middle of an epic battle where gods, beasts, and the last remaining humans struggle to survive.

By pledging allegiance to one of the Norse gods, players gain favor and special abilities to aid them as they raid enemy villages, fight the undead in brutal melee combat, sail to new lands, and craft powerful weapons to complete the goals of their god and conclude Ragnarok.

Development of Rune: Ragnarok is being funded by ESDF Management, a video game production and finance company.

“After seventeen years, we are thrilled to finally announce a new Rune game. In the spirit of the original, Rune: Ragnarok has intense and brutal combat in a world steeped in Norse mythology. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve created,” said Chris Rhinehart, Project Director.

Rune: Ragnarok is the first video game we’ve committed to financing. We’re incredibly excited to support the vision that our partners at Human Head Studios have offered for long-time fans and newcomers to Rune alike,” said Matt Candler, ESDF Managing Partner.

Brandon Orselli


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