It’s official: Ubisoft announced today that the next expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be Dawn of Ragnarok, and it will focus on the more mythical side of Viking life. In the film Dawn of Ragnarok, Eivor must accept their destiny as Odin, the Norse god of battle and wisdom, as they fight to save Svartalfheim, the fallen dwarven kingdom, and their son Baldr from the clutches of the fire giant Surtr.
Players who take on the role of Odin will gain new abilities, such as the ability to take on the form of a raven and imbue their weapons with special effects.
“One of the key elements of the vision of Dawn of Ragnarök is to make players engage with the world and its inhabitants; to encourage players to observe and explore the world, and to experiment with the challenges we offer them,” Ubisoft Sofia creative director Mikhail Lozanov said. “The powers that Odin can acquire from defeated enemies will allow players to traverse the vast world and create opportunities that were not possible before.”
Assassin’s Creed Crossover Stories, a new “cross-game initiative” from Ubisoft, will look into the links between the heroes of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. A Fated Encounter in Valhalla and Those Who Are Treasured in Odyssey will each get a new “story” that will be free to owners of the original games.
“The first question we wanted to answer was about Kassandra’s immortality,” Ubisoft Quebec associate creative director Clémence Nogrix said. “Then, we can allow ourselves to ask what happens when two Assassin’s Creed protagonists [from past games] meet… and not when one is dead or an illusion. This time around, we could ask ourselves what would happen between these two characters, Kassandra and Eivor, who have very similar, very distinct personalities, but are also very witty and have their egos.”
On March 10, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Dawn of Ragnarok will be released for $40. Crossover Stories will be available for free on December 14th. Ubisoft.com has all the details.