After 17 years, Rune gets open-world RPG sequel

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It’s not uncommon to see older games getting HD remasters or reboots. One that many gamers will be excited to see is neither, but instead is getting a sequel — 17 years after the original game first came out.

“After seventeen years, we are thrilled to finally announce a new Rune game,” says Project Director Chris Rhinehart. “In the spirit of the original, Rune: Ragnarok has intense and brutal combat in a world steeped in Norse mythology. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve created.”

Not much is known yet about the upcoming game from Human Head Studios, aside from the fact that it is a sandbox, open-world RPG for PC gamers set in the Norse universe. The game will, as the title tagline “The Gods Shall Fall” indicates, pit players in epic battles where gods, beasts, and the last remaining humans struggle to survive during the end days.

From birth, the children of the North hear tales of the end of the world. A battle so great the gods fall and the Nine Worlds are consumed by frost and fire. But these tales are false. The gods did not perish. For seven years our worlds have been devoured by death and destruction. Now, mankind must rise and do what the gods could not. Ragnarok must end. The Gods Shall Fall.

Players will be able to pledge allegiance to a Norse god, gaining favour and special abilities as they pillage and raid enemy villages, sail to new lands, fight the undead, and craft powerful weapons.

A release date for Rune: Ragnarok has yet to be announced, but you can sign up for updates on the game’s website.

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