HUMAN HEAD STUDIOS AND ESDF’S BRUTAL VIKING RPG RUNE COMING TO STEAM EARLY ACCESS ON SEPT. 19, 2018
Pre-order Now to Grab Exclusive Content and Limited-Supply Copies of the Original Rune Classic
MADISON, Wis. – Aug. 28, 2018 – Human Head Studios and ESDF have announced with a new gameplay trailer that Rune, the open-world viking RPG set in the end of days, will arrive on Steam Early Access on Sept. 19, 2018. Aspiring vikings can now pre-order Rune at a 15% discount at presale.runeragnarok.com to be granted a bountiful gift from the gods – a variety of tier-exclusive in-game and digital bonuses!
“With Rune Classic, we worked to push the boundaries of PvP, and with this spiritual successor, we’re now pushing even further with intense, brutal combat mechanics not often seen in these type of games,” said Human Head Partner and Project Leader, Chris Rhinehart. “Use your enemy’s strength against them – literally rip off their arm and then beat them to death with it!”
Rune is available to pre-order today at presale.runeragnarok.com. Players can choose between three unique Founder’s Packs – the Warrior Pack ($29.99), Berserker Rage Pack ($39.99) and God Slayer Pack ($59.99) – each of which can be pre-ordered at a 15% discount between now and Sept. 18 using the offer code “Rune15.” Each set contains a Steam Early Access copy of Rune (valued at $29.99 at launch), as well as a variety of exclusive in-game and digital surprises, including the game’s official soundtrack, special gear and more.
In addition, the first 10,000 people to pre-order Rune at any tier will receive a digital copy of 2000’s original Rune Classic.
Ahead of its Sept. 19 release, Rune will host another closed beta playtest this Saturday, Sept. 1, from 9:00 a.m. ET to 9:00 p.m. ET, with servers available in the U.S. and Europe. Players can sign up on the game’s official website for a chance to see Rune in action before it hits Steam.
Set in Midgard during Ragnarok, the end of days, Rune lets players align with their chosen god as they pillage villages for powerful weapons and armor, complete quests for their deity and receive blessings of strength and magic, all to save the realm from the trickster god Loki! Adventure by land and sea across a vast world of wonder and danger alone, with friends or against real opponents in PvP battles. Drink mead and vanquish monsters, beasts, the living and undead with brutal Viking power.
Development of Rune is funded in part by ESDF Management, a video game production and finance company. For more information, visit Rune’s official website, and follow the game on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Human Head Studios
Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Human Head Studios is an independent studio with more than 20 years of experience designing and developing commercial video games. Having worked on almost two dozen projects, the studio is best known for its critically acclaimed, award-winning titles Rune and Prey. Human Head has also contributed to the development of mega hits Bioshock Infinite, World of Tanks and Batman: Arkham Origins. The studio is currently hard at work on multiple projects for PC and next-gen consoles. For more information, visit www.humanhead.com.
About ESDF Management
ESDF Management is a California-based video game production and finance company led by a veteran team with experience in fundraising, development and marketing. Backed by some of the best partners and investors in the industry, ESDF is focused on working with top creative talent to make fun, high-quality games and world-class intellectual property. For more information, visit https://esdfmgt.com.