Posted by: Richard McIlwaine

Assassin's Creed Valhalla - The Countdown

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla - The Countdown

A few weeks ago, we were gifted with the electrifying trailer of Ubisoft’s latest instalment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. We get a decent insight into Valhalla's gampeplay, which struck us like a blow from Mjolnir itself, with its outstanding cinematic-quality visuals and goose-bump causing sound effects. This chapter of the saga is set in 9th century England, and the first thing that we noticed was that the Vikings are depicted as human beings, settlers seeking a new place to live, rather than the stereotypical blood-lusted warriors we might have expected, which of course is no bad thing!

One of Valhalla’s antagonists is King Alfred the Great, the historically revered king who defended his kingdom against the invading Danes. From what we see in the trailer, it seems as though the plot of Valhalla may align with the timeframe and backdrop of Netflix’s, the Last Kingdom.

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The game’s protagonist, Eivor shares some resemblance to the TV show Vikings’ Ragnar Lothbrok and his son Bjorn. Eivor was a devoted and confident Viking clan leader, who had no fear of death, which he used to protect his people. In 873 CE, Eivor and his clan fled Norway to escape the endless war and dwindling resources of their homeland. They landed in the southern part of Great Britain and established a settlement. At some point along the way, Eivor encountered a group who were in fact the precursors to the Assassin Brotherhood, and it was them who gave Eivor the hidden blade. Throughout his travels, he was accompanied by his raven, Synin.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is currently scheduled for release in October 2020, but as this is no ordinary year, with upsets and delays practically everywhere, this may be subject to change. Either way, there is a cornucopia of Viking-themed TV shows and movies to sink your teeth into before Valhalla makes it to market later this year. We will be posting a summary review of one show/movie each week on this blog, so call back soon, or better yet, bookmark the Viking Dock or subscribe to our site! To give you a taste of posts to come, we will be including Vikings, the Last Kingdom, the Norsemen, and Marvel’s Thor trilogy, and more.

If you are curious and wish to learn a little about Norse mythology, then please head over to our lore section!

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla - The Countdown

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One of Valhalla’s antagonists is King Alfred the Great, the historically revered king who defended his kingdom against the invading Danes. From what we see in the trailer, it seems as though the plot of Valhalla may align with the timeframe and backdrop of Netflix’s, the Last Kingdom.

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The game’s protagonist, Eivor shares some resemblance to the TV show Vikings’ Ragnar Lothbrok and his son Bjorn. Eivor was a devoted and confident Viking clan leader, who had no fear of death, which he used to protect his people. In 873 CE, Eivor and his clan fled Norway to escape the endless war and dwindling resources of their homeland. They landed in the southern part of Great Britain and established a settlement. At some point along the way, Eivor encountered a group who were in fact the precursors to the Assassin Brotherhood, and it was them who gave Eivor the hidden blade. Throughout his travels, he was accompanied by his raven, Synin.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is currently scheduled for release in October 2020, but as this is no ordinary year, with upsets and delays practically everywhere, this may be subject to change. Either way, there is a cornucopia of Viking-themed TV shows and movies to sink your teeth into before Valhalla makes it to market later this year. We will be posting a summary review of one show/movie each week on this blog, so call back soon, or better yet, bookmark the Viking Dock or subscribe to our site! To give you a taste of posts to come, we will be including Vikings, the Last Kingdom, the Norsemen, and Marvel’s Thor trilogy, and more.

If you are curious and wish to learn a little about Norse mythology, then please head over to our lore section!

coloured image of artistic representations of the norse gods