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Nidhogg Coming to PS Vita: Cross-Buy, Online Play, and More

Kristy Norindr's Avatar + Posted by Kristy Norindr on Aug 28, 2014 // Co-founder, Messhof, LLC

We are super stoked to announce that Nidhogg is coming to PS Vita, and it will be released simultaneously with the PS4 version! It will be cross-buy, so if you grab one you’ll get both the PS4 and PS Vita versions. How dope is that?!

If you haven’t heard of Nidhogg yet, thats cool. Its been around the PC game world for a while, and at super awesome parties around the world. Its a two player fencing/fighting game where the ultimate goal is to get eaten by a massive pink dragon: the Nidhogg.

Nidhogg on PS Vita

Nidhogg on PS VitaNidhogg on PS Vita

Nidhogg is pretty much the ultimate party game, but you can also practice in single player mode against an AI opponent or play with friends or randos online. When you inevitably have a Nidhogg party, there’s a built in tournament mode for 3-8 players. We had some crazy high stakes tournaments at EVO. You can also toggle a bunch of different variants on and off, or combine them for endless weirdness (baby mode + spine swords?).

The soundtrack consists of four dynamic (epic!!!) electronic tracks by the world-famous musician Daedelus. The music track levels change based on the action onscreen, so it’s always (subtly!) changing. You’ll never hear the same exact version twice! Take a listen to the clouds level here

PS Vita is a great way to play Nidhogg. You can play in single-player mode against AI opponents, of course, but you can also connect to PSN over wifi and play against all the other players out there, whether they’re on Vita or PS4. The PS4 version works online as well, and you can even play online across systems (Vita vs PS4!!). If you’re out of wifi range and you just want to play someone on the bus you can do that in Vita to Vita ad-hoc mode. If you just have one Vita and two people, you can still play! The left stick controls one player and the right stick controls the other!

Our company, Messhof, has been working with Code Mystics to bring out Nidhogg for PS4 and Vita, and we can’t wait to share it with you! See you online!

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+ GattsuWolf on August 28th, 2014 at 9:33 am said:

Looks cool and funny haha can’t wait :)


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    + Kristy Norindr on August 28th, 2014 at 10:14 am said:

    It is pretty funny/silly… thats why we love it! Hope to see you online, GattsuWolf!


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+ winterdust on August 28th, 2014 at 9:33 am said:

Holy crap, awesome news! Played this on pc and it’s so good. Can’t wait to get it again on PS4 and Vita!


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    + Kristy Norindr on August 28th, 2014 at 10:15 am said:

    Sweet! Thanks for your energy, winterdust!


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+ xClayMeow on August 28th, 2014 at 9:36 am said:

OMG, multiplayer Nidhogg using ONE VITA?!!! That is freaking awesome!

I watched the PC Gamer Show episode where they played Nidhogg (the loser had to carry around Coconut Monkey), and it was hilarious!

Now I have a reason to bring my Vita to my friend’s house even though he doesn’t own one!


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    + Kristy Norindr on August 28th, 2014 at 10:12 am said:

    Yes! Nidhogg on one Vita! Thanks for your excitement and we can’t wait for you to play it at you friends house!! :)


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+ GStylez1980 on August 28th, 2014 at 9:37 am said:

Wow…explosion of interesting Vita titles today. Nidhogg on Vita just fits. Excellent news!


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    + Kristy Norindr on August 28th, 2014 at 10:09 am said:

    Thanks GStylez1980! We’re excited too!!!


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+ MapleStory on August 28th, 2014 at 9:38 am said:

Nidhogg can’t come out soon enough, been dying to play it! I was immediately hooked when I saw that Karateka art style and the fluid gameplay, it’s definitely going to be a blast to play with friends!


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    + Kristy Norindr on August 28th, 2014 at 10:08 am said:

    Hey MapleStory, we’re dying for you to play it! & playing with friends is our favorite way to play it!!! :)


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+ mockduck on August 28th, 2014 at 9:44 am said:

Nidhogg is great! Definitely will pick this up for the Vita.


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    + Kristy Norindr on August 28th, 2014 at 10:13 am said:

    Thanks, mock duck! See you online!!! ;)


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+ liammill18 on August 28th, 2014 at 10:02 am said:

Can’t wait for this on Vita!


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    + Kristy Norindr on August 28th, 2014 at 10:16 am said:

    thanks for the support, liammill18! can’t wait to play you, online!


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+ armourlight on August 28th, 2014 at 10:30 am said:

Great news. Keep up the good work and support for this awesome game!


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+ BlueBl1zzard on August 28th, 2014 at 10:32 am said:

Wow, I was looking forward to playing this on PS4, but now upon seeing that not only is there a vita version, but it supports cross-buy, cross-play, ad-hoc, and single-system play, the vita version definitely sounds like the way to play. This game can’t come soon enough!


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+ MaDogNik96 on August 28th, 2014 at 10:38 am said:

I was playing TowerFall with my friends the other day and thinking how much I can’t wait for this game to come to PS4. PSV will be awesome too. Two players on one system sounds like crazy hilarious fun.


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+ wilfareus on August 28th, 2014 at 10:44 am said:

thanks for supporting the PSVita! I’ll be there on Day One! :D
mannnnnn <3 hope there's adhoc play too on the Vita

(would be playing this on my PS4 too but #BestOnVita)


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    + Kristy Norindr on August 28th, 2014 at 10:55 am said:

    lucky for all of us, there’s adhoc play on Vita… its pretty dang awesome too!


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+ Trendy_Kid on August 28th, 2014 at 10:44 am said:

Will definitely be buying this.


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    + Kristy Norindr on August 28th, 2014 at 11:15 am said:

    sweet! thanks, Trendy_Kid!


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+ GeoDarky on August 28th, 2014 at 11:06 am said:

Awesome new! Thank you Messhof for bringing this to the Vita :)


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    + Kristy Norindr on August 28th, 2014 at 11:14 am said:

    you are VERY welcome, GeoDarky.


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+ Fortydeux on August 28th, 2014 at 11:37 am said:

That soundtrack is amazing, I couldn’t be more hyped to host a party to play this with friends on PS4 :D Thank you so much for bringing this to us, that day can’t come sooner.


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+ Rockefellow on August 28th, 2014 at 12:04 pm said:

I’m glad to hear it’s coming out on the Vita– and giving it functional two-player with one system is brilliant. Could we possibly get an update on its release date? The original window was “summer,” but I’m not confident in it making that with what’s left of it.


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    + Kristy Norindr on September 2nd, 2014 at 10:54 am said:

    its coming out so soon…! also, we’re in LA and its still summer in September :D


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+ stemitchellusa on August 28th, 2014 at 1:04 pm said:

Hi Kristy. :)

With lag a big concern for twitch, accuracy important games like this, have you made any improvements to the online part of the game? Lots of Steam players have raised some issues with lag being a pain in the backside for whoever isn’t the host.

Please reply! The game is second to none in local multiplayer, and if this could be replicated online, it would be awesome. Just, amazing.

Thanks.


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    + Kristy Norindr on September 2nd, 2014 at 10:57 am said:

    hey stemitchellusa,

    yes! we are working with a team that specializes in these kind of games, and it will be faster for all parties!


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+ B_Unique- on August 28th, 2014 at 1:23 pm said:

Here’s a blank check! Write any number you want! Hahaha, thanks again for that vita love! Any ideas of supporting the Playstation TV? Maybe 2 controller support? ;) DO IT FOR THE NIDHOGG!!! <3


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+ Nade_IL on August 28th, 2014 at 1:43 pm said:

Awesome news! Are you planning on adding more content? (Maps, modes etc) cause mechanics-wise the game is great, but it sometimes feels a little short on variety.. Thanks for posting!


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    + Kristy Norindr on September 2nd, 2014 at 10:58 am said:

    hey made_IL, not at this time but at some point, we’d love to! i’ll keep you posted. :)


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+ craigfoley on August 28th, 2014 at 3:26 pm said:

No chance of me not Supporting PvP couch games, Very much like sportsfriends I can only say thanks for this, can see it causing a few (healthy) arguments.


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+ califoreigner on August 28th, 2014 at 5:02 pm said:

online on the vita? say no more!


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+ RISE_UP44 on August 28th, 2014 at 5:07 pm said:

So far everything I have seen on Nidhogg is absolutely bonkers and I can not wait to play it. Everyone should def. get this game because it looks like it is going to be addicting fun.


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    + Kristy Norindr on September 2nd, 2014 at 11:05 am said:

    aww, thanks for the hype!


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+ doctorSTRANG on August 28th, 2014 at 5:29 pm said:

Nidhog is amazing. Played it a lot in my pc with my friends. Lots of fun. And totally going to get it for my playstation. The fighting system is actually very deep after some timing playing it.
There’s any news about Samurai Gunn for PS4? Its amazing too.


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+ BlaqMagiq24 on August 28th, 2014 at 6:57 pm said:

I saw YouTuber Maximilian playing this and said I NEED to get this! Can’t wait for this game to drop!


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+ Kishnabe on August 28th, 2014 at 9:00 pm said:

Always play this at my cousin house. Great way to break tension and let loose. Also fun as a drinking game.

Simple but skillful….and always love to throw the rapier to the anger of the opponent.

The last time I played on PC…there was no online mutli just local play. Will be fun to test myself against random.


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+ mckllrx on August 29th, 2014 at 6:18 am said:

it looks awsome is there a realese date and cost yet


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    + Kristy Norindr on September 2nd, 2014 at 11:03 am said:

    hey mckllrx, we can’t WAIT to release it but we are just waiting on a few things… and it should be around 15 buckaroos…!


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+ MATTLOJO on August 29th, 2014 at 6:38 am said:

I bought this game on Steam before having some friend’s over for a video game party. It was two days after Mario Kart 8 and we figured MK8 would be our main event that night, and perhaps Niddhogg would be a fun game during breaks.

We never played Mario Kart that night.


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+ KidGreengene on August 29th, 2014 at 8:18 am said:

This game got crazy reviews when it came out. People actually nominating it as the best indie game they played this year. Setting up corners in the office to have lunchtime sessions. Then a week later… crickets.


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+ jim081891 on August 29th, 2014 at 10:25 am said:

When is it being released


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    + Kristy Norindr on September 2nd, 2014 at 11:05 am said:

    as soon as we cannnnn…. so soon.


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+ plaztiksyke on August 29th, 2014 at 10:50 am said:

Looks like the same vein as Sportsfriends, which was insane amounts of fun. Will this game have a “shared” controller option as well?

Music sounds SICK. will it be 24-bit/lossless on PS4? 320kbps Ogg on Vita?


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    + Kristy Norindr on September 3rd, 2014 at 1:04 pm said:

    I have been told that the music uses the default AT9 encoding. And, you are correct, it is insane amounts of fun, just like Sportsfriends! :)


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+ tusunami on August 29th, 2014 at 11:05 am said:

Not quite sure about this one hopefully there will be a demo though so we can check this out.


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+ whatisdelicious on August 29th, 2014 at 11:07 am said:

Just tell me when and for how much and I’ll be there, credit card in hand. Thanks for the fantastic news, Kristy.


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    + Kristy Norindr on September 2nd, 2014 at 11:04 am said:

    you are very welcome!


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+ Snarky14 on September 8th, 2014 at 5:30 am said:

Can’t wait for this to come out, gonna make for some epic party game action.


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+ Combo_Breaking on September 12th, 2014 at 9:01 am said:

Looking forward to this! Hope there’s more info on the release date/Platinum trophy!


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