For the first time ever, Ubisoft is supporting an Assassin’s Creed game with free and paid content for the second year, as the developer has revealed big plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. In addition to a newly announced crossover event featuring the two main characters of Assassin’s Creed, a major paid DLC expansion is coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla next year.
Titled Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok, the story expansion will launch into the game on March 10, 2022 and it will transport Eivor to the realm of Norse mythology as the character takes on a role. is the Norse God Odin.
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Developed by Ubisoft Sofia, who previously worked on 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Rogue and The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC for Assassin’s Creed Origins, this new DLC story is widely considered the franchise’s largest. Ubisoft says Dawn of Ragnarok contains more than 35 hours of gameplay, with a Nordic kingdom to explore that’s a third the size of Valhalla’s England.
In this expansion, Eivor drinks a potion that transports them into the world of Svartalfheim, a mythical world that is being invaded. Here, as Eivor embraces the role of Odin, they embark on a quest to save their son Baldr. Along the way, players will interact with Dwarves, Ice Giants, and many other creatures from Norse mythology.
Dawn of Ragnarok will introduce new hooks into the established combat in the base game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. For example, a new skill allows players to absorb powers and abilities from defeated enemies, changing the way battles unfold. One of these abilities will allow you to resurrect defeated enemies to fight on your side. The DLC’s creative director says supernatural elements play an important role in the gameplay.
“In Dawn of Ragnarok, what will the player experience [it] It feels like becoming a god,” says Ubisoft Sofia’s Mikhail Lozanov. Harnessing the power of defeated enemies is one of the key new additions to the expansion. ”
The recent Assassin’s Creed games delve deeper into mythology. Assassin’s Creed Origins delves into ancient Egyptian mythology, while Odyssey sees characters from Greek mythology including Medusa, Cyclops, Minotaur, etc.
Usually, Assassin’s Creed games ended with post-launch support after the game’s first year. With Valhalla, the team is continuing the project into its second year, a first for the franchise. The developers say that the decision was simply because there was more of an idea about what to do with Valhalla.
“Since production Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, we knew we wanted to reinvent post-launch support because in previous picks, the team often felt there were more stories or ideas that we could deliver to players,” said Jose. Ubisoft Montreal’s Araiza said.” For this reason, we’ve come up with a plan to bring the team’s ambitions to life, and things like festivals and game modes have come to life. Also, the reception from the players has been very positive, and having them stay with us is what makes Year 2 possible. “
We know that the next main game in the series, called Assassin’s Creed Infinity, in development, but Ubisoft hasn’t released any specifics about the project. Rumors suggest the new game is designed to run for years as a direct-serve game, with new content being released over time. This new Valhalla roadmap can be read while testing the waters for the live service concept, but Ubisoft has not commented on the specifics of the franchise from here.
In addition to the massive expansion and the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey crossover event, Valhalla players can also check out Siege of Paris, Wrath of the Druids, and the game’s Discovery Tour.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.
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