by Norman Descendants August 28, 2017


One of the most exciting things just happened. Back in 2000 the Game Studio Human Head out of Madiscon, Wisconsin released a truly enjoyable game called Rune. It was a Viking third-person hack-and-slash melee action game based on Norse Mythology. 

The story pulled the player through an exciting single player story line where you thwart Loki and his minions from bringing Ragnarok to Midgard. As a brutal Viking you could eat meat and lizards, and drink mead as survival food. You were able to call upon the power of the gods to enchant your weapon with Rune powers.

It was an overall great game for it's time. The most exciting part is the announcement today August 28th, 2017. 17 years after the first Rune game, Human Head Studios announces an open world sequel, Rune: Ragnarok.

Ragnarok is "set in a dangerous Norse universe during the end of days" and places players "in the middle of an epic battle where gods, beasts, and the last remaining humans struggle to survive" according to Human Head Studios' press release.

The new game will be on the Unreal Engine and it is steeped in Norse mythology. Have you played the original Rune Game? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!


Norman Descendants
Norman Descendants

Normans were the people who gave their name to Normandy, a region in northern France. They were descended from Viking conquerors lead by Rollo of the territory and the native Merovingian culture formed from Germanic Franks and Romanised Gauls. Their identity emerged initially in the first half of the 10th century, and gradually evolved over succeeding centuries.