Nidhogg to release this year
Festival favourite Nidhogg will finally see general release later this year, putting it in reach of those outside the trade event scene at last.
According to a post on Indiegames, developers Mark Essen and Kristy Norindr - known as Messhof - confirmed the fencing adventure will release later this year. The pair hope to bring the game to Steam.
Nidhogg has evolved since its past showings, too; having previously fronted a local versus mode only, it's now equipped with a single-player mode versus AI, online multiplayer, multiple stages, and new kinds of weapon.
New moves have been added to combatant's repertoires, including a dive kick, roll, crawl and wall-jump.
Nidhogg is a simple, retro-styled fencing sim which is simply a delight to behold. It's hard to explain why it's so appealing, but it scooped the Nuovo at the 2011 IGF awards.