​Amon Amarth releases self-titled viking mobile game in '80s style

The death metallers Amon Amarth, in collaboration with the Swedish developer Ride & Crash Games AB, have launched their own mobile video game.

The game plot: You are Thor and your mission is simple: cleanse Midgard from all of the vile creatures that are threatening the (*ahem*) peaceful Viking way of life. There are three keys to ensure your success:

  1. your hammer, Mjolnir;
  2. your control of the freakin' thunder and lightning!; and
  3. your fighting spirit is always high thanks to Amon Amarth's epic music in retro style blasting from over the horizons and into your ears.

The game features four worlds, four epic battles, 12 unique levels and 13 different Amon Amarth’s tracks with retro video game sounds. "Amon Amarth" is available worldwide to the public for iOS and Android phones and tablets for a retail price of $8.99. This link redirects the mobile or tablet user to their correct app store.

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The idea for the game was conceived in the fall of 2015 when Robert Chirico Willstedt, a video game producer in Stockholm and founder of Ride & Crash Games AB, met Amon Amarth. Robert and the band bonded over epic amounts of beer and a common love of video games, and they started discussing how cool it would be if they could create a video game for Amon Amarth. There and then, the idea was born of a retro style Viking platformer with Amon Amarth’s music in '80s-sounding square wave format. Robert hand-picked a team of developers and designers to realize the game concept. The band met the development team continuously during the development process to ensure the end product would stay true to the initial vision of the game.

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Amon Amarth is continuing to tour in support of its tenth studio album, "Jomsviking", which debuted at No. 19 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 21,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 31, 2016. "Jomsviking" was released via Metal Blade in North America and Sony Music internationally.

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