Human Head's Rune will be a third-person action game that stars Ragnar, the savage Viking barbarian, who ventures forth into the world to seek out and destroy the evil force that is slaughtering his people.
Rune has a host of evil monsters to defeat and a number of huge areas to explore. However, Rune is powered by an enhanced version of the extremely flexible Unreal engine. This engine will bring color and life to Rune's many and varied environments: the cavernous underworld, the frozen mountains of Ragnar's Viking ancestors, and the dense forests of the dwarves that lead to Valhalla itself. The flexibility of the Unreal engine will also let Ragnar interact with his environment; he might pick up a torch to light his way, only to discover a horde of monsters hidden in the darkness, but he'll be able to use the torch itself as a weapon.
Would-be Vikings can take up Ragnar's swords and axes this August, when Rune is scheduled for release.