Viking turn-based SRPG Norse announced

Norse game

Norwegian developer Arctic Hazard has announced Norse, an ambitious new viking turn-based strategy RPG for multiple platforms.

Norse is in development for Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 – though a release date wasn’t confirmed.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus its reveal trailer:

Norse is a Turn-Based Tactics game set in Viking-Age Norway. Build a settlement, forge alliances, and fight strategic battles. Manage a community of craftspeople, farmers, and warriors, as you grow strong on your path to vengeance.

Step into the rugged, untamed beauty of ancient Norway in “Norse”, a Turn-Based Tactics game that plunges you into the heart of the Viking Age. Embark on an epic quest for vengeance as Gunnar, a young warrior whose destiny is forged in blood and betrayal. After the treacherous Steinarr Far-Spear murders his father, Jarl Gripr, and decimates his people, Gunnar’s path is clear: rebuild, ally, and rise to reclaim honour and justice.

Craft your own settlement from the ground up, gather allies from far and wide, and train a formidable warband to stand by your side. Every decision you make shapes the world around you, as you navigate a landscape teeming with both danger and opportunity. Face off against rival clans, forge unbreakable bonds, and outmanoeuvre your enemies in tactical, turn-based battles that test your strategic prowess.

Penned by award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author Giles Kristian, “Norse” brings a rich, historically immersive narrative to life. With a cast of unforgettable characters and a story that grips you from the start, every moment is an adventure in a world where honour, loyalty, and revenge are all that matter. Will you be able to lead Gunnar to triumph and restore his father’s legacy, or will the treachery of Steinarr Far-Spear be the end of your saga? The fate of your people lies in your hands.


  • Story-Driven Gameplay – The narrative takes centre stage, being intricately woven into every facet of Norse, enhancing the gaming experience.
  • Tactical Combat – Engage in turn-based tactical combat that places an emphasis on melee warfare. Expert positioning and collaborative teamwork are essential strategies for victory.
  • Village Management – Build a village that evolves from a solitary farmhouse into a thriving settlement. Specialised workers contribute to the production of equipment and upgrades for your warbands, adding a dynamic layer to gameplay.
  • A Fully Realised Viking World – Immerse yourself in a meticulously recreated portrayal of Viking life. Explore a world that evokes the past with accuracy and depth.



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