Today, developer Zaxis and publisher EuroVideo announced that their upcoming comic-action-adventure title Fimbul would be releasing for PlayStation 4 later this year. In the game, players will traverse Midgard on a quest for a relic that may help in preventing Ragnarok, better known as the end of the world. Players will find trolls and Jotuns, recruit other Vikings, and make narrative-changing decisions on their journey. You can check out a trailer for the upcoming game above.
According to Zaxis, Fimbul tells the story of an aging berserker named Kveldulver who must travel through Midgard in an effort to try and prevent the end of the world. Inspired by the Saxo Grammaticus – the Danish Book of Kings – and other European legends, Fimbul aims to separate itself by featuring a comic book-style narrative, weaving various exploration elements and a weapons-based combat system into the story.
Here’s how Zaxis describes the upcoming title:
The non-linear story is heavily influenced by the player’s actions. Thanks to an autosave feature called “The Thread of Life”, players will be able to come back to crucial moments in the story to explore alternative branches at any moment. Fimbul will reward exploring its world with lots of secret areas and encounters that will shine a new light on the background of different characters.
Fimbul will release sometime later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.