September 29, 2015 - Steam
March 2016 - GOG.com
November 22, 2019 - Epic Games
Nintendo Wii U
September 08, 2016 (EU, NA)
September 09, 2016 (AU, EU, JP, NA)
September 09, 2016 (AU, EU, NA)
April 27, 2018 (EU, JP, NA)
|Delisting||Late 2020 - April 2021 - Nintendo Wii U (NA)|
|Developer||Thunder Lotus Games|
|Publisher||Thunder Lotus Games|
PC (Epic Games, GOG.com, Steam)
PlayStation 4 (AU, EU, JP, NA)
Xbox One (AU, EU, NA)
Nintendo Switch (EU, JP, NA)
Nintendo Wii U (EU)
Jotun: Valhalla Edition was likely delisted on Nintendo Wii U in early 2021. The game’s absence was pointed out to the site in April of 2021 but the game may have been delisted earlier, possibly as far back as late 2020. The last time that developer/publisher Thunder Lotus Games mentioned the North American Wii U release was in August of 2018 when it was on sale alongside the Switch version.
As with many Wii U titles from smaller publishers, the delisting may be specifically related to Thunder Lotus’ standing as a North American Nintendo publisher for the Wii U. Allegations as far back as 2018 state that Nintendo of America refused to renew licensing for some publishers, causing their titles to be removed from the eShop. This certainly looks to be the case for Thunder Lotus and Jotun on the Wii U as the game is available everywhere else it has been released.
About the Game
Seek out the jotun
Wander the path of Thora, a Viking warrior who suffered an inglorious fate and must now prove herself to the Gods in order to enter the sacred hall of Valhalla. Scour nine levels across five punishing realms in search of hidden runes, then awaken and slay the mighty jotun using only your trusty axe and the blessings of the old deities of Asgard. Brave brutal snowstorms, cross caverns of fire and tackle waves of enemies on your journey to uncover the long-hidden lairs of the jotun.
Each battle against the formidable jotun is an epic struggle against the odds, putting your nerves, reflexes and courage to the test. These hulking elementals possess unimaginable brute strength and powerful abilities, but their gigantic size and sluggishness makes them vulnerable to the nimble feet of Thora. Evade their devastating blows and magical spells with desperate dodges, then smite them where they stand with strikes of your two-handed axe.
Fight like a god
Along your journey, head off the beaten track to seek out Shrines and receive almighty God Powers. Strike fear into the heart of your enemies with thunderous hammers and razor-sharp spears, shield yourself with the spirit of Heimdall or replenish your health with Frigg’s gift of healing. Increase your health bar by consuming life-giving apples that hang only from legendary trees, and visit the rejuvenating Mimir wells when you grow weary of battling.
You can use the Wii U GamePad touch screen to quickly and accurately activate God Powers in the heat of battle, making those split-second decisions more manageable. Adventurers can also glance down at the map without having to pause the game, allowing for seamless exploration.
Explore a beautiful world
Delve into a rich and fantastical world, inspired by the ancient texts of Norse mythology. Learn of the holy world tree that connects all the realms of the land, and of Ginnungagap, the primordial void of creation said to be older than time itself. Brace yourself for lands of blistering heat, callous cold and everything in between, and encounter a number of legendary mythical creatures throughout your perilous journey.
A marriage of gorgeous hand-drawn art, traditional animation and expert sound design bring the mystifying world of Jotun: Valhalla Edition to life with stunning clarity. Hear an authentic Icelandic voiceover as the story unfolds, while subtle ambient sound effects complement a rousing orchestral soundtrack, specifically composed for every gameplay moment.
If you really want to prove your worth, take on even mightier versions of the gigantic jotun in the super-challenging Valhalla Mode. This intense boss rush mode adds a timer and measures key aspects of your performance, including how much damage you take, how many God Powers you use and the number of times you fall in battle, allowing you to easily compare your scores with others. Do not fail to impress – the Gods will be watching!
Seize your chance and change your fate in Jotun: Valhalla Edition, a stunning action-exploration game for Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
- Journey across a mystical land and slay huge jotun to impress the Gods
- Experience a unique exploration of Norse mythology with a fully-voiced Icelandic narrative
- Stunning hand-drawn art and traditional animation bring the world of Jotun to life
- Face off against even tougher jotun in the super-challenging Valhalla Mode
Thanks to an anonymous reader for submitting this game to the site