Chivalry: The Deadliest Warrior Has Very Mean Vikings

My favorite thing about being a viking is the unique, eye-catching wardrobe.

Gaming’s had something of a love affair with vikings as of late, although the history books rarely mention dragon-felling shouts or horns and robotic embodiments of eternal night. This is, I imagine, in part due to the fact that those things are entirely fictional. Vikings, however, had hopes and dreams and pikes proudly bearing the festering heads of their enemies just like the rest of us. They were real, and – as Chivalry: The Deadliest Warrior hopes to demonstrate – some of them were total jerkstores. Feast your eyes on a trailer below, but probably watch your neck as well. It is how your head stays attached to your body, and these vikings very much object to that arrangement.

Now, vikings weren’t actually blood-frenzied savages, but Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior isn’t actually rooted in a whole lot of history. So!

“Fueled by their battle rage, these berzerkers’ attacks become faster and faster as they strike their opponents, creating a whirlwind of steel and death. This allows the viking to close the distance quickly and overwhelm his opponents. If destroying his enemies with one weapon isn’t enough to satisfy his fury, the Viking can wield two single-handed weapons at once, increasing his combo speed even further at the cost of making every hit a bit weaker. Dual-wield combos finish with a devastating double-handed strike.”

Vikings can also play more defensively if you opt to kit yourself out with a shield, but it’s apparently still about starting a “rampage.” More importantly, however, there will be customizable beards! You’ll be able to pick colors and braids and things. I plan on being the prettiest entrail-scarf-sporting murder machine.

Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior will also have medieval knights, gladiators, samurai, and a couple other factions that have yet to be revealed. It doesn’t have a release date yet, but it probably will eventually because otherwise all this promotion would be kind of silly. Are you planning to give it a go?


  1. Gap Gen says:

    Norsemen fighting ‘orsemen, eh?

    Vikings fighting High Kings?

  2. Faxanadu says:

    Chivalry: The Awkwardest Grunts

  3. p3lm says:

    that jump animation.

  4. Turkey says:

    The deadliest warrior was polygonal man all along.

  5. Phendron says:

    The Mason Order always seemed kind of Viking-y to me, but then again they couldn’t run faster and dual-wield.

    • Gap Gen says:

      Plus they have a tendency to brick it before battle.

      • Flippyot says:

        I think you might need to check your foundation of pun writing, that one didn’t quite square up.

        • Gap Gen says:

          There’s mortar life than picking holes in other people’s wordplay.

  6. Alien426 says:

    Chivalry: Medieval Warfare :: Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior
    War Of The Roses :: War Of The Vikings

    • Choca says:

      Yeah, even though those game series actually have pretty distinct gameplay, they sure don’t make it easy to tell them appart.

    • Reapy says:

      Funny how they are both reskinning their games and reselling it.

      • Abbas says:

        Having played the Alpha of War of the Vikings, it is quite different from WotR in gameplay.

      • smeaa mario says:

        That’s why the two series are doomed to always be inferior to Mount & Blade.

  7. The Random One says:

    I keep imagining the knights talking amongst themselves:

    “Look at how those barbarians howl!”
    “It’s barbaric!”
    “That’s what the lack of a knight’s moral code will do to you!”
    “Let’s charge these pitiful savages and get this over it.”

  8. boyspud says:

    Weren’t the other warriors announced? Ninja and pirates I believe.

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  10. GameDreamer says:

    Chivalry is good. And to play various eras and regions is awesome.

    Free CD Key

  11. Baggykiin says:

    I just came here to see if the Vikings have horns on their helmets.
    I was not disappointed.

  12. Ogun says:

    This dressing-up crap is fun for the kids, but they need to fix the server browser, and losing primary attack when you’re knocked off a deployable, and half a dozen other things.