At Gamescom this year Gamereactor got a closer look at Expeditions: Viking, an upcoming turn-based RPG that puts you in the shoes of a Viking leader in the medieval era. We spoke to Alex Mintsioulis, a member of the development team, during the event and learned a lot about how the game's story will work.
"The game is broken up into two campaigns," Mintsioulis told us. "You've got the Scandinavian campaign which is established and exists in Denmark. Everything is known to you, this is part of a place that you and the people are comfortable in."
The game isn't simply contained in Denmark, however, and the main purpose of the first campaign is to build up power and gain the trust of your people. "There are whispers of a land to the west, a great island full of plenty, with lots of plunder and fertile soil," Mintsioulis explained. "In the first campaign you'll gather a crew, build a ship, accumulate some wealth or consolidate your power. When you've done that, you're able to travel over to Britannia, where it's sort of a new world that you're going to be exploring."
Of course, in typical Viking fashion you can ravage your way through Britannia, burning and destroying everything in your path, but you also have the option to get political. "There are two main factions in the new world. There are the Picts in the north and Northumbrians in the south, and it's up to you whether you're going to ally with one or the other, or try to play both sides."
You can check out our full interview for the game below, where we learn about how the combat and character building works. Expeditions: Viking is set to release in the first few months of 2017, and you can check out the game's Steam page here.
Will you be conquering Britannia when Expeditions: Viking releases?