Viking warriors have long been glorified, both in their own time and in modern fiction, but in reality, a lot of them had a pretty rough go at things. They were incredibly resilient warriors, for sure, but that only came about from enduring agonizingly long voyages and bloody battlefields. Even in a land of magic and monsters, a lone viking warrior, like our protagonist in Song of Iron, has a heavy burden to bear. So, when does Song of Iron release?
Song of Iron is the first game developed by young studio and publisher Resting Relic (not to be confused with Relic Entertainment). While it’s very much an indie release, it’s received some backing from Microsoft in exchange for semi-exclusivity.
When Does Song of Iron Release?
According to the official announcement trailer released on the Xbox YouTube channel earlier this week, Song of Iron will be releasing on August 31st, 2021 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via the Microsoft Store and Steam. Pre-orders are open now for for Xbox consoles for $19.99, and you can also wishlist it on Steam.
If you need a little extra sizzling, here’s the official game summary from the game’s store pages:
Behind you lies a trail of broken helms, shattered shields. You hold the axe of a fallen foe. Worn and dented, it will suit its purpose. What lies ahead is still a mystery. Your goal is not. In Song of Iron, man, monster and nature itself will try to stop you. Fight through it all in this gritty adventure where combat is intense, visceral and dangerous. Use bow, axe and shield to fight back but take care, weapons can be lost, arrows will run out and shields will be broken. With the blood of your ancestors and valor regained along the way you can fight on!