September 27th, 2012 | By Tom Christiansen
Today, Ronimo Games revealed the tenth member of the Awesomenauts team to be Skølldir, a melee-tank brute.
Formerly known as, “Skølldir the Terrible Space Viking,” he raided his way across the galaxy, leaving spaceports, cargo ships, and grocery stores smoldering in his wake. His legendary thirst for battle is unquenchable. Because Skølldir subscribes to the tradition that a great feast should follow a great battle, Skølldir eventually became renamed to ” Skølldir the Terribly Overweight Space Viking” by his peers. Needless to say, this nickname doesn’t fly with this Viking.
To make up for such a depressing title, Skølldir has set out, to reclaim his original title by proving to the galaxy that he still is a capable, and agile, combatant. Anyone foolish enough to tell him otherwise quickly finds themselves crippled and thrown aside.
Ronimo Games warns: “If you find yourself on the battlefield, and hear the sound of crushing bones and thunderous farts in the distance, flee, as Skølldir’s fury is upon you!”
Skølldir is voiced by Simon Lane, from The Yogscast gaming channel. Simon used his Space Dwarf/ Viking impression for the voice of Skølldir. Just like all of the other Awesomenauts, Skølldir comes with his own soundtrack, powerful items, devastating attacks, and unique Honeydew skin.
Awesomenauts was released last May on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and was brought to Windows August 1st. Skølldir is the second character to be added to Awesomenauts, following Gnaw, the alien-dog-thing.
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