Despite just being released digitally last week for the PlayStation 4, Rising Star Games has revealed that Zombie Vikings will be receiving a physical boxed release later this year. The newly christened Ragnarök Edition is scheduled to launch sometime in October.
Developed by Zoink, the twisted minds behind Stick it to the Man!, Zombie Vikings is a bloody brawler with a gonzo premise. After having his eye stolen by the mischievous Loki, Odin has to call upon four of the most deranged zombie vikings to have ever pillaged. Gunborg, Seagurd, Hedgy and Caw-kaa must venture through a deranged Norse realm in order to both retrieve the magic eye and maybe make peace with their past.
As mentioned before, the title is already available for purchase through the PlayStation Store. However, for those that decided to wait for the Ragnarök Edition, there are some extra goodies to be had. The physical disc will come packed with 5 additional versus levels, 2 brand new characters (Frostbjörn and Raybjörn) and a digital artbook for the title. Rising Star Games has yet to clarify if early adopters will also be entitled to the bonus content, but both additional characters are already up for purchase on PSN.
It will be interesting to see how Rising Star Games chooses to address the fact that the physical release contains extra content for potentially the same price. We have seen digital titles see a physical release later down the line, but this is one of the few times that I can remember there being additional content to be had. Honestly, I don’t really have a problem with it though. Those that chose to purchase Zombie Vikings early not only got it for a discount, thanks to the PSN promotion for it, but also got it over a month earlier.
We’ll update you on the official release date for Zombie Vikings: Ragnarök Edition when Rising Star Games is ready to reveal it, so stay tuned!