Released on PC in 2015, Thunder Lotus Games’ debut title Jotun featured a female protagonist named Thora who must fight the titular jotun bosses in order to impress the gods and get the heck out of purgatory. Featuring hand-drawn art and with mighty boss battles bearing a Dark Souls influence, the indie title was a much praised hit.
Following on from the game’s initial success, Thunder Lotus announced that Jotun: Valhalla Edition would be released on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Wii U. A re-releae of the game featuring some extra gameplay goodies, the Jotun: Valhalla Edition release date has now been announced.
Jotun: Valhalla Edition Release Date
In a press release, Thunder Lotus says that its elemental boss-slaying title will arrive on Wii U on September 8. PC, PS4 and Xbox One players will have to wait an extra 24 hours for the game as Jotun: Valhalla Edition arrives on the platforms on September 9.
Console players will be able to pick up the game for $14.99, while those who already own the PC version of the game will get the Valhalla Edition add-ons (Valhalla Mode, which is “a boss rush mode with even fiercer versions of the already challenging jotun”) as a free update.
Sadly in a post on Steam, the game’s designer Will Dubé confirms that the release of the Valhalla Mode signals the “epic conclusion (for now!) of Jotun’s development” so it’s unlikely that any other DLC will be released.
Following on from that, it doesn’t look as though Jotun will be released on iOS or PlayStation Vita, with many having suggested that the game would be a perfect fit on Sony’s handheld. In two separate Facebook comments, Thunder Lotus says that a Vita version is “very unlikely” at the moment and that an iOS version is not on the way “at this time.”
Also up in the air for the time-being is Jotun 2. Responding to a question about a possible sequel, Thunder Lotus posted another comment saying that the developer should “read some runes and see what they say!” That’s not exactly a confirmation but presumably if Jotun: Valhalla Edition is as successful on consoles as the initial PC release, a sequel will be a certainty.