Jotun [official site] looks beautiful, doesn’t it? Just look at those hand-crafted animations. Its water coloured landscapes. Its whimsical Studio Ghibli-esque aesthetic weaving vibrant charm and mystical allure all over my eye balls. Ahead of its September 29 release on Steam, Canadian outfit Thunder Lotus Games have delivered a launch trailer showcasing yet more of Jotun’s majesty – which includes the majesty of a 50-foot tall loin cloth-sporting, horned helmet-donning Norse mythology-drawn grunt.
The game’s protagonist Thora, we’re told, has died a dishonourable death and must challenge the gods as she seeks redemption. We’re then shown plenty of mismatched fights bordering on the preposterous and it’s all very much inspired by Dark Souls, Shadow of Colossus, David and Goliath, and all with a Norse mythology twist.
It looks beautiful. Did I mention that?
Whereas Alice first spotted Jotun as it ploughed through its $60,000 Kickstarter goal, Adam also praised the developers for explaining their design processes along the way. Most recently, Thunder Lotus launched a series of blog entries providing detailed overviews of different regions within the game’s depiction of Norse purgatory.
Areas covered within the posts so far include: The Winter Region Niflheim, the Cave Region Nidavellir and the Storm Region Yggdrasil, which is found in The Northern Sky, home of the Sun, the Moon and the stars. Apparently.
The trailer speaks for itself but it’s great to see the guys behind the game go the extra mile to exhibit what Jotun has to offer. Check out the trailer below on your way to Valhalla: