Stick it to the Man! developer Zoink Games has announced its next project as a 2D brawler entitled Zombie Vikings.
Stick it to the Man! was co-written by Adventure Time Ryan North, while Zombie Vikings will enjoy help from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Comics creator Zach Weinersmith.
“Our saga starts out with Loki snatching Odin’s one remaining magic eye right out of its socket. With Odin blind as bat and the Gods of Valhalla too busy partying, Odin makes a desperate move: he summons four of the most fearsome zombie vikings out of the Norse soil: Gunnborg, Seagurd, Hedgy, and Caw-kaa! A putrid posse on a mission through the most epic of worlds to retrieve The Eye and make peace with their own rotten pasts.”
Similar to Castle Crashers, Zombie Vikings will feature four-player co-op with online multiplayer. All four different zombie vikings have special moves, but your head can get chopped off in the game and be used as a weapon by your friends. In the spirit of recent co-op brawlers expect some backstabbing between friends as you can throw your zombie friends at enemies.
As with their previous title, this shares a peculiar and interesting art-style. It oozes charm with its character cast which again seems to be colourful but interesting for those who know some Norse mythology. I’ll admit it piques my interest especially as Stick it to the Man! was entertaining with its wacky world.
Zombie Vikings is set for a July 2015 release on PS4 and Steam, with the developer setting a tentative price for it at £7.99/€9.95/$11.99.