Eitr is coming next year, and while a date hasn’t been confirmed, we’ve got a gameplay trailer to drool over in the meantime.
Eitr is an isometric game drenched in Norse mythology. The protagonist is a nameless Shield Maiden whose fate has been interfered with by Loki.
“The Shield Maiden, as with all mortal Norsemen, was to have her fate determined by the three fate-weaving Norns and their sacred loom before she even entered the world. However, her destiny was shattered when the mischievous god Loki interfered, dripping spots of the wretched substance Eitr into the unwoven loom, forever altering the Shield Maiden’s path and engulfing the great tree Yggdrasil in darkness. Now the Shield Maiden must venture into the nine Norse worlds connected by Yggdrasil and unravel the mystery of her fate.”
There are some pretty obvious parallels to both Dark Souls and Diablo, but the game looks interesting in its own right, and the art style is just lovely.
Eitr is due for release on PC and PS4 in 2016.