Viking: Battle for Asgard is the latest battlefield epic from the epic battlefield specialists at Creative Assembly. It's an action adventure game that's bursting at the seams with Norse mythology and brutal action, full of heroic quests and climactic showdowns on an enormous scale. The premise behind the game is that the goddess Hel has been banished from Asgard (the home of the gods) for defying the will of Odin (the chief of the gods). Slightly miffed, she decides to take up residence in Midgard to raise hell by creating an undead army with which to take over the human realm, hoping to hasten the approach of Ragnarok. And that's where the player comes in: as Skarin, a young viking warrior, chosen by the inhabitants of Asgard to wrest back control of Midgard.