Set sail on Viking seas.
Northgard, the Norse mythology-inspired strategy game from Shiro Games, quickly became on of the most popular strategy games on Steam after it’s Early Access launch on February 22nd. The developers have continued to build on this success with the launch of DLCs, Nidhogg: The Clan of the Dragon being the second DLC release.
In Nidhogg: The Clan of the Dragon the player takes on the role of the most alien of all clans, The Clan of the Dragon. Using sacrifice and slavery to further their goals, this clan is force unto themselves, frequently earning the other clan’s distrust.
At first, players will be able to purchase Thralls in the Clan’s Longship Dock, getting almost the same benefits offered by regular Villagers, but at a much lower cost. Cornerstone of the Clan’s economy, these civilians are also able to travel in neutral territory and act as cheap warriors for their masters, proving to be a powerful military asset. The Dragon’s unique Lore Tree illustrates the Clan’s mastery over Thralls, allowing players to capture wounded neutral or enemy civilians and to put them to work in their production buildings.
The Clan of the Dragon starts the game with a Sacrificial Pyre allowing players to sacrifice a unit to earn Dragon Essence. This new resource will progressively unlock powerful bonuses for both their economy and army. Dragon Essence can also be used at the Dragonkin Altar, the Clan’s only military building, to transform Villagers into powerful Dragonkins. While they may sound cute, this ferocious, dual-wielding unit is far from it. Already stronger than regular Warriors, they will gain +50% bonus attack power when fighting alone once the Clan has researched the Frenzy Knowledge.
If all that information flew over your head like a Viking arrow, be sure to check out Northgard on Steam to find out more information.
Part of our core news team, Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.