Ubisoft isn’t quite ready to officially announce a new Assassin’s Creed game – at least not yet – but it has plenty of other content in store for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, including a brand new Rogulite mode due out this summer.
Titled Forgotten Saga, the mode is described as a “fresh version” of the series’ formula and is free to all players. It’s reminiscent of Hades, Supergiant Games’ hit roguelite; only instead of the Greek underworld there will be Niflheim, which plays a similar role in Norse mythology.
As many fans have observed, the Mythos has recently taken a bigger role in the Assassin’s Creed series. The series was conceived as a fairly realistic representation of the story and lately it’s full of mythological creatures like Surtr. Forgotten Saga’s journey to Niflheim appears to be more of the same.
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In addition to Forgotten Saga, Ubisoft also announced that Assassin’s Creed fans can expect a final part of Eivor’s story. Like Forgotten Saga, this content will be a free chapter for all players and will be released in late 2022.
The announcements were part of Steam’s Assassin’s Creed 15th Anniversary celebration, which celebrated the release of the original Assassin’s Creed in 2007. The Mastery Challenge Pack 2 and Armory will return as part of the event, as will festivals. Ubisoft also announced that there will be new caves to explore as part of the quest for the secret of the Tombs of the Fallen.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was first released in 2020, the most recent expansion being Dawn of Ragnarok. Reception for the Norse-centric entry in the long-running series has been muted, leading to speculation that Ubisoft might be ready to move on to the previously confirmed Assassin’s Creed Infinity, but the development team seems to have a few more surprises in store for this year.
In addition to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft announced that the new 4K 60fps patch of Assassin’s Creed Origin is now available and free to play from June 16th to 20th. Valhalla’s Discovery Tour, Viking Age, is also getting a standalone release on consoles, Stadia, and (at a later date) Luna.
Expect a lot more content ahead of the announcement of the next Assassin’s Creed, and keep an eye on IGN as the Summer of Gaming continues.
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