We're overdue on checking in with the development progress on Rune: Ragnarok, Human Head Studios' forthcoming viking-themed and open world-focused RPG. So to make up for lost time, I'll point you at the game's official blog for profiles of various gods and goddesses (Thor, Freya, Hel, Odin, and Loki), a two-part development team introduction (here and here), and a reveal that we'll be battling giants. And if that wasn't enough, there's some sweet artwork up on their media page. A little something on Thor and Freya:
With his trusty hammer, Mjölnir, Thor defeats all enemies that cross his path. He will never turn down a challenge, which can land him in dangerous situations if it’s a challenge of wit over strength. Though his adventures take him far from Asgard, Thor can instantaneously return home if danger arises.
Drawing on rain, thunder, and lightning to aid his cause, he valiantly travels the realms performing miracles and blessing farmers’ fields. One of Thor’s lesser-known miracles includes killing, eating, and resurrecting his chariot-pulling goats, which would come in handy on long journeys across the Nine Worlds.
For those brave enough to pledge allegiance to Thor, use your strength and the elements to aid you in brutal melee attacks during Ragnarok. Be forewarned though, Thor was seldom praised for his intelligence and quick wit.
Undoubtedly the most beautiful, and promiscuous, of all of the goddesses, Freya is obsessed with material possessions. Though these traits often position her as the object of everyone’s affection, Freya doesn’t need anyone’s assistance fighting off enemies. When her charm and flirtation can’t get her out of a sticky situation, she calls upon a suit of feathers that allows her to shapeshift into a falcon.
Fancy toys and charm only get her so far. Freya’s true power lies in her mastery of a Norse magic that can alter destiny. Her practice of seidr magic garners respect, admiration, and fear from those around her. Freya was the first to bring this powerful magic to the gods and one of the most powerful goddesses to use it.
For those bold enough to pledge allegiance to Freya, focus on harnessing your inner magic, but beware of the elements. Frost and extreme cold may not be in your favor.