Press Release

Xenonauts 2 and Sons of Valhalla head to Steam Next Fest

Hooded Horse will bring new demo builds for two games as part of Steam’s regular celebration of upcoming releases
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

January 24, 2023 - Hooded Horse is excited to announce that it’s bringing two of its upcoming games to Steam Next Fest’s February 2023 event - the highly anticipated turn-based tactical game Xenonauts 2, and Viking-themed action/base-builder Sons of Valhalla. Both entries will feature brand new demos, offering players a new and improved glimpse as to what’s coming later this year.


Xenonauts 2’s demo will offer a fully-armed and operational slice of gameplay with all features accessible. Players will have 50 days’ worth of in-game time to lead the early phases of your defense of earth. The Steam Early Access release is expected to deploy during Q2 2023. A press kit for Xenonauts 2 is available here.


The Sons of Valhalla demo offers players the chance to play through the first level, featuring a warband’s worth of improvements from the past year - from the new rune system, an additional difficulty mode, simplified item usage, a new death mechanic, and more! Sons of Valhalla is targeting a release in the Summer of 2023, and a press kit is available here.

Steam Next Fest’s February 2023 event runs from February 6 - 13. Hooded Horse recently released the latest news on its 2023 line-up - expect to see more games in future editions of Steam Next Fest. 

For all press enquiries, please contact: [email protected]

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About Goldhawk Interactive 

Goldhawk Interactive is a UK-based developer founded in 2011 that’s focused exclusively on Xenonauts, a series of strategy games that cover an alien invasion of Earth. The first Xenonauts was released in 2014, and Xenonauts 2 was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter in 2018. 

You can follow the team via the official website and Discord.

About Pixel Chest Games

Pixel Chest Games is an independent game studio started in 2015 by two brothers hailing from Aerzen, Germany. Their life-long passion for games means they want to create experience with an eye for the details, and offer genuinely new ideas to fans. Their debut title, Sons of Valhalla, is due out in 2023.

You can find out more via the official
website, or the game’s Twitter, Facebook, and Discord social channels. 

About Hooded Horse™

Hooded Horse Inc. is a publisher of strategy, simulation, and role-playing games based in Dallas, Texas with people and partners across the world. Starting in 2019 with a single title, Hooded Horse’s portfolio has grown to 20 games and counting. Our goal is to empower and support developers in doing what they love. From the distant past of Manor Lords, to the depths of space in Terra Invicta, Hooded Horse aims to offer the best in deep, strategic experiences.

 You can find out more about us on our Steam publisher page, as well as our social channels; Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Discord, and website.

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