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Shiro Games has announced that Northgard will release on Nintendo Switch, their Viking-themed strategy game.

Steeped in Norse mythology, you will command a Viking clan who must explore and settle new territories while fighting off magical foes such as dire wolves, undead warriors, giants, and dragons.

You must carefully manage resources, trade with rival clans, befriend or vanquish mythical creatures, and survive harsh winters, as you work to secure fame and fortune for your clan as you conquer unforgiving lands.

Northgard comes to Nintendo Switch with all the content that was in the base release on Steam, which includes the Relics and Ragnarox updates. That covers six clans, a lengthy campaign, co-operative and competitive online modes, ranked play, and more.

There’s also a new controller layout that the developer hopes “makes playing feel effortless,” with a new user interface created for the console experience.

“We are very happy to reveal we are bringing Northgard to all three consoles later this year,” explains Shiro Games CEO and co-founder Sebastien Vidal.

“We have worked hard to optimize Northgard for the controller and to be played on the go in the Switch version. All the content of the original version will be available at launch. This includes the campaign mode, multiplayer, all six clans and much more!”

Northgard will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2019.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.