The rumors have been lashing the networks like the Valkyries parade since the beginning of the year when various leaks confirmed the Viking setting of the new Assassin’s Creed. The truth is that, although not the title, the Nordic setting was already anticipated since the beginning of last year, with some track that was dropped during the course of ‘The Division 2’. Possible names for two special editions of the game, Mjolnir and Valhalla, which finally ended up being the definitive title, also leaked.
Today the rumors have been catapulted due to the announcement by Ubisoft China that it would make a presentation at eight in the afternoon (two, Spanish time). The confirmation of the setting in Norse mythology reinforces the trends of the last two games of the saga. On the one hand, it emphasizes the mythological themes that already started in ‘ AC: Odyssey ‘ (and in the expansion of ‘ AC: Origins ‘ ‘The Curse of the Pharaohs’), as well as exploring the very origins of civilization in different points of the globe. Greece in ‘Odyssey’, Egypt in ‘Origins’ and now the Viking world.
The presentation was given by Australian graphic artist BossLogic , famous for his manipulations of fake castings for successful film franchises, which has led him to make special edition posters for Marvel and DC. In a live show through different social networks, he created from scratch an illustration of the new ‘Assassin’s Creed’ , based on photo retouching and ultra-realistic collage, in an event that lasted more than six hours. All this with a selection of soundtracks from different games in the series as a backdrop.
Ubisoft will unveil the first official trailer for the game on April 30 at 5:00 p.m. CEST. It is when we will know more details of the game and we will see the first images and setting of the next title of Assasin’s Creed.
To the Valhalla we are going
No specific data about the game is known yet, but the rumors speak of a Viking-themed adventure and where you can explore relevant kingdoms of the time, such as Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and part of England. The mechanical roles of ‘Origins’ and ‘Odyssey’ will be resumed, which have divided the traditional audience of the series, which has starred in some tangana for this reason in the chat that accompanied the BossLogic streaming.
There has also been talked of a renewal of the mechanics related to navigation, one of the most celebrated aspects of ‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’. All these are, at the moment, rumors, and we will have to wait for an official confirmation from UbiSoft to start knowing specific details. We will have this confirmation in the form of a trailer during the day tomorrow.