Assassin's Creed Valhalla gets serious about Norse mythology

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has released a new video about the importance of Norse mythology in its narrative. The video, which is narrated by Ubisoft’s Darby McDevitt, expands on the historical context of the game and the Old Norse religion. McDevitt goes over some of the major points of Norse mythology, such as its pantheon, the warrior paradise of Valhalla and differences from Christianity. He even quotes a passage from the “Hávamál,” a poem that’s traditionally attributed to the god Odin. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes place in 873 CE during the Viking invasion of England. As the Norse warrior Eivor, you, as the player, are on a quest to find your clan a new home in the British Isles. During Eivor’s quest, he or she (you can choose Eivor’s sex) will encounter real-life historical figures such as Ragnar Lodbrok and Alfred the Great. And because AC Valhalla is an Assassin’s Creed game, you’ll also be plunged into the secret war between the Hidden Ones and the Order of Ancients. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will launch on Nov. 10 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S and on Nov. 12 for PlayStation 5