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Viking Retires to the Suburbs in Lilith Games' Rise of Kingdoms Campaign

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Agency Battery reveals a new viking civilisation in comedic spots directed by Stink's Rick Darge

Viking Retires to the Suburbs in Lilith Games' Rise of Kingdoms Campaign

Ever wondered what it would be like if a Viking retired to the suburbs? Battery, the Los Angeles-based creative advertising agency, readies Rise of Kingdoms players for an all-new civilisation of Vikings with a fresh campaign airing on OTT and digitally in the US, Canada and Australia. The latest Vikings map brings unrivaled degrees of freedom to the world's first true RTS gameplay from Lilith Games, which is currently ranked among the top five largest Chinese mobile gaming publishers.

In the centerpiece live-action spot, a gritty Norse warrior (played by Vikings alum actor Alexander Ludwig) finds himself in the hinterlands of suburbia. The sparkly residential neighborhood makes for the perfect comedic backdrop as our Viking hero attempts to go about his day, yet his scarred mug and handy mead horn cause him to repeatedly fend off questions from a nosy neighbour.

Driven by a sweeping score and graded in icy-blue, award-winning director Rick Darge creates cinematic vignettes of brute Viking strength. Then we’re zipped right back to real-world suburbia by the inquisition of a busybody neighbour in the yard, confirming a plague that has been rampant since the Middle Ages. Because sometimes after a long day of reaving, all you want to do is relax and play Rise of Kingdoms in peace.

Joe Sgro, creative director at Battery, comments: “We were really excited to team up with Lilith again, and got a great opportunity to work with a real Viking in Alexander Ludwig (who’s technically Canadian, but can grow a beard on command). Our director, Rick Darge, did an amazing job and he just so happens to look like a Viking from New Jersey. Couldn’t be happier with how this turned out.”

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Credits

Battery: AGENCY

Phil Khosid : CCO

Joe Sgro : Creative Director/Writer

Andy Lam : Creative Director/Art Director

Mike Parseghian : Partner/Head of Brand Management

Danielle Tarris : Head of Production

Stan Hill : Executive Producer

Jacky Norris : Production Assistant

Sean McNamara : Head of Strategy

Client: Lilith Games

Marta Hu : Sr. Marketing Manager

Sean Young : Marketing Manager

Production: Stink Studios

Rick Darge : Director

Mungo Maclagan : Executive Producer

Chris Grest : Prod. Finance Manager

Mark Walejko : Producer

Edit: Stitch

Hunter Conner : EP / Head of Production

Mila Davis : EP / Managing Director

Jason Lewis : Editor

Genres: Comedy

Categories: Gaming, Sports and Leisure

Raconteur, Mon, 07 Jun 2021 09:57:00 GMT