Indiecade Game Design winner and IGF finalist Nidhogg finally has a release date, and it's soon: January 13. Last we heard, Messhof's 2D fence-athon was due last year, when IndieGames.com revealed the addition of online multiplayer to the swashbuckling mix.

Nidhogg challenges players to get from one side of a scrolling castle to the other, with their pixelated opponents en garde to stop them in their tracks. The result is frantic mano a mano fencing, as shown to great effect in today's announcement trailer.

Taking to the comments section on YouTube, Messhof's Marc Essen said that while the initial release is Windows only, Mac and Linux versions are also in the works.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.