You’d be forgiven for not remembering Rune: Ragnarok, Human Head Studios’ sequel to Rune, which came out all the way back in 2000. The action-adventure title was renamed to Rune in 2018, but has undergone another name change since then. Now it’s called Rune 2, and it’s going to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC. Check out the latest trailer below.
Much like its predecessor, Rune 2, sees players journeying through Midgard, battling Loki and his forces. You’ll find artifacts, acquire new skills, craft weapons, and much more. Human Head Studios co-founder and CEO Chris Rhinehart said in a press release, “We’ve spent the last few years building a story-driven brutal Viking experience and evolving it with the help of our fan base.
“Players return to Midgard with a sense of familiarity, but with new mechanics such as god-given abilities, open world events, crafting, a full single/co-op campaign, along with UE4 enhanced visuals, making it a true sequel to the original.”
Rune is pretty old by now, so we’re hoping that the sequel will make a contemporary enough leap while retaining the core gameplay. Rune 2 will be releasing this Summer. It’s not confirmed if the sequel will come to consoles or even release for other digital platforms like Steam down the line. More details will be revealed on May 24th with the developer’s Twitch livestream at 1 PM PT, so stay tuned for more information.