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Three-player arcade brawler Viking Squad pillages PS4 next week

Take down mischievous Loki in Slick Entertainment’s homage to the classics of yore

Hi everyone! We’re proud to announce the release date for Viking Squad, and it’s really soon: 5th October!

As a member of Viking Squad you must put a stop to the wildly mischievous Loki and reopen the gates to Asgard. Work together to take on massive foes and expand your arsenal in this three-player co-op brawler.

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Choose one of four characters each specialising in a different weapon and play style. Take on enemies from afar as the archer, play defensive with the shield, get up in your enemies face as the dual axe berserker or beat them to a pulp as the hammer maiden. Each weapon gives characters access to special attacks that can be used to mix up their combos and assist allies, experiment with them all to see which suits your play style.

It wouldn’t be a Viking game without some pillaging! Through your adventures, collect treasure to level up, unlock moves and purchase new equipment to fend off Loki’s corrupt minions. You never know what might be valuable so get creative and experiment with your haul – it may pay off in the end!

Viking Squad

Development on Viking Squad has been a labour of love. As a team we grew up playing arcade brawlers and felt we wanted to pay homage to one of our favourite genres. Our goal was to make a game that does justice to the beat ’em ups of the ’90s while incorporating many of the key pillars that make today’s games so great. Tight controls, 60 fps, a difficulty you can really test your skills against, and a fun cast of characters drawn by our very own Jesse ‘Jouste’ Turner. We want to meld the difficulty and camaraderie found in those games in to something that fits the precision and excitement of games these days.

One of the questions we get most often is why the decision for max three players? This just fit our design so well. First it cut down on the amount of cheap deaths by stream lining the chaos on screen. With three players, each can easily focus on a target without having to worry about being side-swiped by incoming attacks from their partners’ foe. It also reduced the amount of network traffic our game requires, allowing for a smoother online experience.

Viking Squad

Finally it let us test a lot more thoroughly. Since we are a three person team we could all hop in and test the game throughout its entire development. With that being said, the game can still get pretty hectic at times, especially with three players – you can’t take out all the chaos since that’s half the fun!

If you had a chance to play the game at PSX or PAX we’ve improved and tuned a few things since then. We hope you enjoy it! Happy brawling!

Features:

  • Local and online multiplayer for 1-3 players
  • Choose from four playable characters
  • Lane based movement lets players match up against their foes with ease
  • Level up your characters and equip them with epic gear
  • Take on massive enemies from the imagination of Jouste the Drawbarian
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This game reminds me of Castle Crushers wich was awsome. Can’t wait to play Viking Squad !!!

Hard for me to resist a scrolling beatemup. Can you pick any character you like? Or only one of each character in a squad?

Cool, I will def. get this.

But where’s Viking Squad on the “New on PS Store this week” blog post?

You say here that it would launch on the 5th, yet I do not see it mentioned anywhere on the “New on PS Store this week” blog…

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