Shield Break Studios Announces Bierzerkers

Debut game from team of industry vets playable in Unreal Engine PAX Prime booth

Costa Mesa, CA – August 21, 2014 – Shield Break Studios announces Bierzerkers, a team-based, multiplayer, melee combat game set in the Viking afterlife. Players will do battle using a variety of unique classes with stylized Norse visuals, arcade-inspired melee combat, and fierce online competition.


“With Bierzerkers, we’re creating a unique blend of hack n' slash action inspired by our favorite melee combat games. We’re throwing realism out the window and focusing on a fun and irreverent style that seeps into every aspect of the game,” says Will Harris, lead designer. “In Bierzerkers, you will crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their sheep.”

“Bierzerkers blew me away the first time I saw what the veterans at Shield Break were working on! With the combination of Unreal Engine 4 and their experience, it’s been miraculous what they’ve been able to accomplish in a short amount of time,” says Joe Kreiner, Epic Games’ head of Unreal Engine licensing for the Americas.

PAX Prime attendees will be able to experience Bierzerkers firsthand during the expo from August 29 to September 1 in the Unreal Engine booth, #7505 on the sixth floor of Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center.

About Shield Break Studios

Shield Break Studios is an independent game developer founded by veterans of Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, Activision, and Certain Affinity. Having worked on legendary franchises such as Warcraft, Halo, Call of Duty, StarCraft, Diablo, and League of Legends, Shield Break Studios is deep in development on its first game, Bierzerkers. For more information, visit www.shieldbreak.com and follow @Shield_Break.

About Unreal Engine

Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for world-class graphics, tools and scalability across PC, console, mobile, Web and VR. Unreal Engine technology is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for creating high-quality games, applications, simulations, visualizations, digital films and more. To access UE4, visit www.unrealengine.com and follow @UnrealEngine.

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