This is What Midgard Sounds Like | ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree Musical Combat Showcase + Soundtrack Teaser

The Norse Mythology Inspired, Story Driven, Rhythm Combat RPG comes to PC, PS4 and Switch on January 27th, 2022

16 January, 2023 - Wroclaw, Poland + Wellington, New Zealand | If you are wondering how rhythm based combat fits onto a Norse mythology inspired RPG, look no further. Untold Tales and Wildboy Studios have released a playthrough video of the Ice King fight from ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree.

The playthrough (on the Hard difficulty setting) was recorded on the Nintendo Switch. The team also released a video to showcase the game’s unique, electronica infused OST with the track “Sons of Fenrir”.

Combat Playthrough:

Sons of Fenrir Track:

Combat is all about surviving to the end of the song. The more you stay to the beat, the higher you chance of dealing a hit vs your foe dealing a hit.

Fear not though, for those born with the natural rhythm of a forest troll, combat can be made easier on Normal Mode with 2 “rails” of notes to hit or entirely winnable in Story Mode, allowing players to focus on the narrative.

All fights can then be replayed in the Arena Mode for those wanting that perfect score or certain trophies.


Inspired by Norse mythology, this hand-drawn, story driven, rhythm combat RPG blends narrative, exploration, and music all into one journey. Meet and converse with a slew of diverse characters, explore a haunting take on Midgard and make choices that influence your story and ending.

Combat is entirely rhythm based and is inspired by titles like Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution. Naturally this makes music a crucial component of ATONE, with each fight receiving its very own song composed by Australian electronic artist Luminist.

ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree will be priced at $14.99 / 14.99 € and will be available on Steam, GOG, the Nintendo eShop and the PlayStation Store as a digital download. 

About Untold Tales

Untold Tales is an indie publishing label with a focus on games that have an interesting story to tell. We help dev teams successfully deliver their digital masterpieces to a wider audience across multiple platforms. While we don’t focus on any specific genre, our most trusted guiding light is games that offer remarkable joy and narrative.

About Wildboy Studios

As a New Zealand based company, our first indie title ATONE marked the beginning of our game development journey. Our studio craft embodies two qualities, passion and dedication. For us, game development is neither a hobby nor a job. We find purpose and fulfillment by transporting others to a place of limitless potential and exploration.

Our games are an extension of our creative personalities. Within each narrative, our aim is to reignite the childhood spark that has captured our imaginations since day one.

Article by: Susan N.