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Platform PSN Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment Developer Clever Beans Release Date 2012-11-06

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When Vikings Attack! DLC trailer shows what happens when vikings relax

A trailer for When Vikings Relax, the upcoming DLC for Clever Beans' downloadable action game When Vikings Attack!, shows off the lighter side of Norse combat. When Vikings Relax is full of content that didn't quite fit when the developers were creating the original game, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog. The additions include a new versus modes, environmental hazards like mini-golf and pinball machines, the wave-based Solo Survival mode as well as 10 new characters and six new trophies. The Cross-Buy compatible DLC is available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in the PlayStation Store, alongside a trial version of the game for newcomers. Check out the trailer above to see squads of British vikings flee in horror from the DLC's additions.


When Vikings Attack developer Clever Beans offers holiday wishes, hints at new game in 2013

UK-based developer Clever Beans, which released its first game When Vikings Attack for cross-play with PlayStation 3 and Vita, wished players happy holidays on the PlayStation Blog today along with posting the above card. When Vikings Attack, a fighting adventure game in which players gather modern citizens against waves of ancient viking attackers, was released in North America and Europe in November, with a Japanese version in the works. According to associate producer Neil McPhillips, completing and localizing the game and readying it for cross-play compatibility sometimes felt like "a Sisyphean task for our tiny team." "There is a phenomena described by serious mountaineers who, having finally struggled to the crest of a vertiginous peak, experience not the sense of elation and...


When Vikings Attack ... you're supposed to throw stuff at them

So vikings can be jerks. This is not news. They burn, they pillage, they do other mean nasty stuff that we'd rather not go into. Cool as they might seem in the movies, if a viking showed up at your house, you can bet he's not there for supper. You should keep that in mind as we talk about When Vikings Attack, a PSN game coming to Vita and PS3 later this year. It's developed by Clever Beans, a studio made up of two gents in northern England, and it seeks to tell the world just how to best deal with a possible viking menace. Players command what could only be described as mobs of people. They move around the screen as a pack, able to grow in size by walking into nearby pedestrians. A bigger mob allows heavier items to be picked up and thrown at, you guessed it, mobs of vikings. So while...

When Vikings Attack! Releases
North America
  • PlayStation Network
    • Released 11/06/2012
    • Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
    • Developer Clever Beans
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