New release: Jotun

Word reaches me that the Norse mythological Zelda-alike Jotun (which we’ve covered a few times) is now out!

Developed by Montreal indies Thunder Lotus Games, Jotun borrows the explore-boss-explore-boss structure of Shadow of the Colossus, albeit with the chance to gain brand-new “god” powers through exploration.

The premise:

[Y]ou play Thora, a Norse warrior who has died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla.

I have to imagine there’s at least slightly more to it than that, but that’s all the developers have on their site. The main selling point here, though, is the game’s lovely 2D cel-shaded art and animation, on full display in the release trailer:

Jotun features 5 jotun (read: bosses) to defeat. You can fight them in any order, but there aren’t any fights other than the jotun. The devs describe Jotun as short, though they do say there’s a New Game+ if you want to try it on a harder difficulty.

Jotun is $14.99. You can snag it on Steam exclusively; Windows, Mac and Linux.

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