Monday, April 28, 2003

Norse Mythology featured in "Mythica", new PC game from Microsoft

From the grassy fields and eternal spring of Asgard to the fiery heart of Muspellheim, the world of Norse mythology envelopes players of Microsofts upcoming title Mythica. Using godlike powers, players can dispel droves of menacing monsters with a single blow or battle massive, monstrous beasts such as the Midgard Serpent.

Mythicas "Private Realms" technology provides story lines and environments that react to each players actions. Here players become the central characters in a heroic tale where actions have lasting consequences in their own persistent game world.

"When playing Mythica, players will feel like genuine Norse heroes on a personalized journey unique to them," said Adam Waalkes, studio manager for role-playing games at Microsoft Corp.

Friday, April 25, 2003

Medieval Total War Vikings Invasion Expansion pack to feature Battle of Stamford Bridge

The Battle of Stamford Bridge will be the new historical battle added to the Vikings Invasion Expansion pack for Medieval Total War due out in May. The expansion pack will include a dozen new soldiers types. Players who take up the banner of Spain can recruit the all-new javelinmen units, players who play as Russia will be able to recruit steppe heavy cavalry, and players who side with Byzantium will be able to add lancers to their armies. A fierce new weapon called the organ gun is also introduced. The organ gun essentially consists of several large arquebuses (early precursors to the rifle) mounted on the same artillery structure This powerful new weapon will fire extremely damaging salvos that will cut into your enemies' numbers and morale.