The next Assassin’s Creed game is (probably) about vikings

Expected to launch in 2020, Ubisoft’s next stab-’em-up is maybe, totally giving it horns. Even though vikings helmets didn’t actually have horns, but you know what I mean.

So, how do we know? First up, we’ve got this intriguing ad from The Division 2, for a performance of the “Valhalla” opera at the JFK Center. The poster features some guy dressed up in red and white Assassin colours, and, oh, what’s this? It’s that an Apple of Eden?

In Norse mythology, apples are associated with the goddess Iðunn, and the secret to immortality. And according to Assassin’s Creed lore, the Apples of Eden are tech artifacts created by the Isu, a race of superbeings. Gods, superbeings, same thing. Magic apples, tech artifacts, same thing.

But if that doesn’t convince you, Kotaku has also confirmed that the game, codenamed “Kingdom”, is about vikings, citing their own “independent sources” involved in the project. So.

And besides, this is the Assassin’s Creed game I’ve been waiting for, so it must be true.

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