Dead Alien Cult Studio has announced their first project called Viking Ghost. The studio was formed due to the layoffs at Sony’s Superbot studio. It includes a number of people that worked on the games like God of War and All-Stars: Battle Royale.
The developer describes the game as a “comical, story driven “Arcade Action Adventure-Dual Stick Shooter-Dungeon Crawler-Rogue-Like-Lite” (that tastes great…and less filling!).”
The game will feature eight locations with each having their unique layouts that will keep changing in different playthroughs. The game takes inspiration from the games like Legend of Zelda, Smash TV and Robotron.
The main forces behind the game Andrew Marquis and John Lawrence said that the development of Viking Ghost started instantly once the Superbot Studio was closed:
The idea for Viking Ghost came after many beers, a love for heavy metal, and deciding to randomly combine the words Viking and ghost together because we thought it just felt cool.
In the game the players will take the control of “Ulfrik the Skull Splitter” who is the greatest warrior to have ever lived on this world and now he is seeking revenge against the people who killed him and turned him into a restless spirit.
The game is currently in development for the PC, Mac and Linux and if you like what you see, you can support the game on Steam Greenlight.
What do you think of this new title from the former developers of God of War? Are you excited?