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Jotun is an action-exploration game for PC and Mac that takes you on an epic journey through Viking purgatory. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Norse warrior who has died an inglorious death and must face the challenges of Viking purgatory to prove herself to the Gods and enter Vahalla. About the game Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Explore vast regions of Norse Purgatory to find runes to unleash the jotun, giant Norse elementals. Jotun Valhalla Edition Official Console Trailer Mar 01, 2016 - Jotun is moving from PC to Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U this summer, and comes with a new boss rush mode. Jotun: Valhalla Edition features the brand new Valhalla Mode, the ultimate battle against even fiercer versions of the Jotun! A true challenge for those who wish to impress the Gods!

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Jotun : Valhalla Edition is FREE for a Limited Time!

In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Impress the Gods!

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Meet The Jotun!

Explore vast regions of Norse Purgatory to find runes to unleash the jotun, giant Norse elementals.

Intense Boss Rush Action!

Fight them using only your massive two-handed axe, the blessings of the Gods and your skills!

Test Your Skills In Valhalla Mode!

Jotun : Valhalla Edition features Valhalla Mode, the ultimate battle against even fiercer versions of the Jotun! A true challenge for those who wish to impress the Gods!

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Jøtun
Developer(s)Thunder Lotus Games
Publisher(s)Thunder Lotus Games
EngineUnity
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Stadia[1]
Release
  • Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux
  • September 29, 2015
  • October 2016 physical
  • Wii U
  • September 8, 2016
  • PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • September 9, 2016
  • Nintendo Switch
  • April 27, 2018
  • Stadia
  • May 26, 2020
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single-player

Jøtun is an action-adventurevideo game developed by Canadian studio Thunder Lotus Games.[2] It was released for Windows, macOS, and Linux on September 29, 2015. The Wii U version was released on September 8, 2016, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions were released on September 9, 2016. The Nintendo Switch version was released on April 27, 2018. The Stadia version was released on May 26, 2020.

Plot[edit]

The story follows Thora, a recently deceased Viking woman. Having suffered an inglorious death, she must travel across the realms defeating Jötunn, giant elementals of nature, chaos, power, etc. This will allow her to impress the gods and enter Valhalla. After defeating the plant giant Jera, the lightning giant Hagalaz, the ice giant Isa, the fire giant Kaunan, and the warrior giant Fé, she fights against Odin himself. Having proven herself, she is ascended to Valhalla.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Jøtun uses a hand drawn, frame-by-frame art style.[4] Aside from the boss battles, the game revolves around exploration and puzzle solving, with a few enemies to fight. Exploration typically involves exploring various stages, with some giants to fight and various puzzles to solve. Puzzles often employ using axe swings to interact with objects (i.e. trees, boulders, and vines) and some other types of puzzles. In each stage, there is a Rune, an object the player must reach to continue the story, and a God Shrine, at which Thora can unlock and upgrade God Powers. There are also secret locations containing Ithunn's Apples, which give a permanent buff to Thora's health. Combat in the game is relatively rudimentary, with the main actions being an axe swing, axe chop, and dodge. The axe swing is the game's heavy attack: it takes a long time to perform, but does more damage than the axe chop. The axe chop is a light attack, which can be performed in a 2-hit combo, or a 3-hit combo and does small amounts of damage. Finally, the dodge is a roll, which the players can use to avoid attacks and (after the 2-hit combo) can dodge and swing for a third strike. Players can also use one of the God Powers: Frigg's Healing, Freya's Speed, Thor's Hammer, Odin's Spear, Loki's Decoy, or Heimdall's Shield. God Powers initially start off with two charges, but only a few can be upgraded to three, but all may be replenished at Mimir's Wells.

The hub of the game is known as Ginnungagap (the Void), from which players can access five areas. Each area consists of two stages, with the exception of Jera (which only has one stage). Once Thora collects the rune of both stages, she can advance to the boss fight, where she fights one of the five giants. After defeating the boss of the area, Thora will give some information about her life before her death.

Development[edit]

The game was first announced at PAX 2015, accompanied by screenshots and a gameplay video. The game was released in September 2015 on PC, and will later be on consoles. The game had a successful crowdfunding campaign which raised over $64,000 from 2,299 backers on Kickstarter. Additional funding came from the Canadian Media Fund and the Montreal Inc Foundation.[5][6]

Release[edit]

In October 2016, Thunder Lotus Games joined forces with the subscription box company, IndieBox, to create an exclusive physical release of Jøtun. This limited, individually-numbered collector's edition included a DRM-Free game disc, original soundtrack, instruction manual, Steam key, and several custom-designed collectibles.[7]

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Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticPC: 79/100[8]
WIIU: 79/100[9]
PS4: 72/100[10]
XONE: 73/100[11]
NS: 74/100[12]
Review scores
PublicationScore
DestructoidPC: 9/10[13]
GameRevolutionPC: 4.5/5[14]
PS4: 3.5/5[15]
GameSpotPC: 8/10[16]
XONE: 8/10[16]
PS4: 8/10[16]
IGNPC: 8/10[17]
Nintendo LifeWIIU: 9/10[18]
Nintendo World ReportWIIU: 8.5/10[19]

Jøtun has a score of 79/100 on Metacritic.[8]Game Revolution awarded the game 4.5 out of 5, saying 'All told, Jotun is a wonderful experience with just a few sour notes.'[20]IGN awarded it a score of 8.0 out of 10, saying 'Jotun is a wondrous trek through Norse mythology and the imposing giant bosses that inhabit its rich, beautiful world.'[17]GameSpot awarded it a score of 8.0 out of 10, saying 'I want to hear Thora tell her tale again. Any good bedtime story that makes you want to hear it again right after it’s over is one for the ages.'[16]

Jotun: Valhalla Edition For Mac

Other media[edit]

Thora is featured as one of the playable characters in the indie crossover fighting game Bounty Battle.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^Sal Romano. Jotun coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U this summer, Gematsu, March 2, 2016.
  2. ^'Media Packs'. Thunder Lotus Games. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  3. ^Rosenberg, Adam (2015-03-09). 'Our Six Favorite Games From PAX East 2015'. Digital Trends. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  4. ^'Jotun Pits You Against Gods in Hand-Drawn Hackery'. USgamer. 2015-06-03. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  5. ^'Thunder Lotus Games'. Jotungame.com. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  6. ^'Jotun by William Dubé'. Kickstarter.com. 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  7. ^'Jotun IndieBox'. www.theindiebox.com. Archived from the original on 2017-03-05. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  8. ^ ab'Jotun for PC Reviews'. Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  9. ^'Jotun: Valhalla Edition for Wii U Reviews'. Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  10. ^'Jotun: Valhalla Edition for PlayStation 4 Reviews'. Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  11. ^'Jotun: Valhalla Edition for Xbox One Reviews'. Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  12. ^'Jotun: Valhalla Edition for Switch Reviews'. Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  13. ^Whitaker, Jed (2016-01-17). 'Review: Jotun'. Destructoid. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  14. ^Almogi, Gil (2015-09-29). 'Jotun Review'. Game Revolution. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  15. ^Haught, Jeb (2016-09-13). 'Jotun: Valhalla Edition Review'. Game Revolution. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  16. ^ abcdClark, Justin (2015-10-15). 'Jotun Review'. GameSpot. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  17. ^ ab'Jotun Review'. Uk.ign.com. 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  18. ^Mason, Matthew (2016-09-08). 'Jotun: Valhalla Edition Review'. Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  19. ^West, Matt (2016-09-09). 'Jotun: Valhalla Edition Review'. Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  20. ^'Jotun Review'. Gamerevolution.com. 2015-09-29. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
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External links[edit]

Jotun Valhalla Edition Xbox Review

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