Solo developer Joe Winter has announced that his upcoming "moody and provoking action adventure" Song of Iron has an August 31 release date for Xbox, in which you'll dive into a dark Nordic world full of mystery and danger.

In the game, "man, monster and nature itself will try to stop you", and you'll need to "fight through it all in this gritty adventure where combat is intense, visceral and dangerous." Song of Iron is an Xbox console exclusive, but it's also releasing on PC.

Pre-orders are now available on the Microsoft Store, with the game retailing for £16.74 / $19.99. Sadly, there's no Xbox Game Pass inclusion for Song of Iron at launch, but the developer has stated: "if I ever get the call, count me in."

Behind you lies a trail of broken helms, shattered shields. You hold the axe of a fallen foe. Worn and dented, it will suit it's purpose. What lies ahead is still a mystery. Your goal is not.

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