Next Assassin’s Creed Game Will Seemingly Involve Vikings as Seen from Poster in The Division 2
Even though the Assassin’s Creed series won’t have a new installment in 2019, it seems like we now know where the globe-trotting and time traveling franchise will go next.
As first noticed earlier this week by YouTube channel JorRaptor, a poster within Ubisoft’s recently released shooter The Division 2 has essentially teased where Assassin’s Creed will be headed. The poster, which you can find scattered about in various spots of the game’s open world of Washington D.C. shows a character holding what looks to be a Piece of Eden, the iconic items that have long been involved in the AC franchise. Above this character on the poster is the word “Valhalla” which is a location involved with Norse mythology and typically associated with Viking culture.
While this seems pretty telling in its own right, Kotaku has added even more credibility to this notion. In a new report published earlier today, the publication has said that two separate sources have confirmed that next year’s Assassin’s Creed game will involve Vikings. Kotaku learned of this information months ago before this poster ever appeared in The Division 2. In addition, the codename for this new Assassin’s Creed Vikings title is Kingdom. No other specific details about the project are currently known other than the setting.
It should come as no surprise that Ubisoft has also declined to comment on the nature of this leak, but it’s worth noting that the publisher has previously included teases to other forthcoming projects in previous games. Ubisoft’s sci-fi game Pioneer was originally teased in 2016’s Watch Dogs 2 and while that game never released (or hasn’t yet) it was still an active project at the company at the time.
While it’ll likely be quite a bit longer until we hear about this new Assassin’s Creed title, the idea of it involving Vikings sounds pretty great to me. I loved Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and the thought of a new entry taking place in yet another locale which would seem to offer quite a bit of sailing around to different areas sounds rad. I have my doubts that Ubisoft would opt to lift the veil on this new entry this summer during its E3 2019 showcase, but now I’m really hoping it makes an appearance.