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Project Wight flips the script and lets you fight Vikings as a monster

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It’s pretty common in gaming today to get gamers to take up the mantle of a stereotypical hero or heroine, whose end goal usually involves something along the lines of ridding the world of evil. That journey tends to entail the murder of hundreds, if not thousands of enemies.

What if the script were to be flipped though? What if, instead of fulfilling that role of the hero, we go to the other end of the spectrum, and take control of a traditional baddie, such as a monster?

This is essentially the premise behind Project Wight, an upcoming game set in an alternate history of the early Viking era, that’s being developed by a studio called The Outsiders. In it, players will take control of a creature whose kind has been pushed to near extinction at the hands of humans (via Destructoid).

In the teaser, we are introduced to a young creature.  It’s small and weak, and has no real way to deal with the humans it has just seen beating the hell out of its father’s corpse. The poor thing is spotted, and it’s forced to run away.

Fast forward a period of time however, and our once little creature is now a lot bigger, stronger, and capable of dealing some real hurt to its enemies. It throws a human off a cliff, and proceeds to glide into an enemy camp where it hands out even more sweet revenge.

The teaser ends right there, but I’ve seen more than enough to know that I’m interested. I get a strong Dark Messiah of Might and Magic vibe from Project Wight (probably thanks to the first person perspective), which makes me very, very happy.

I’m keen to find out more about it, but details are scarce at the moment. I’m sure The Outsiders will shed more light on their project in the coming weeks and months. Thus far, I think they’re on the right track to something rather special.

Last Updated: November 3, 2016


  1. RinceThis

    November 3, 2016 at 19:36



  2. Skyblue

    November 3, 2016 at 21:11

    This looks pretty cool. Hopefully it’s polished up properly before release.


  3. Admiral Chief - Dragonborn

    November 4, 2016 at 07:55

    Dark Messiah of Might and Magic was a really fun game

    “The Adventures of Sir Kicksalot Deathboot in the land of conveniently placed spikes and traps”


  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    November 4, 2016 at 08:00

    Here’s hoping I can play as myself… I mean Grendel


    • Original Heretic

      November 4, 2016 at 09:36

      Heh, funny you say that. I was just reading a story about Grendel and his mum this morning.


      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        November 4, 2016 at 09:51



  5. Guild

    November 4, 2016 at 19:41

    I hope this comes to PS4


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