The new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarök DLC from Ubisoft contains 35 hours of action and puts players in the shoes of Odin.
Ubisoft has officially announced the newest DLC expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which promises over 35 hours of new content involving Norse gods. According to recent reports, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will get an extensive new story campaign called “Dawn Of Ragnarök,” which has been compared to Sony’s critically praised God Of War revival from 2018.
The narrative of Eivor Varinsdottir, a customisable Viking warrior, charged with constructing a new home for their clan in what is now known as the British Isles, was told in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which was released last November and took place between the years of 872 and 878 AD. So far, two major story DLC additions for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla have been released: Wrath Of The Druids, which pitted Eivor against the Children of Danu cult in 879 AD Ireland, and The Siege Of Paris, which was inspired on a genuine Viking expedition against French King Charles the Fat. More minor updates added an educational Discovery Tour mode and new dungeons known as Tombs Of The Fallen. It doesn’t seem like it’ll be long before Ubisoft adds even more story content to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, such as a crossover with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey that will see Eivor cross paths with Kassandra, the Greek heroine.
Ubisoft’s forthcoming two-year vision for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is detailed in a recent blog post on PlayStation.com. This roadmap reveals that Dawn Of Ragnarök will be released in March, in addition to the already reported Assassin’s Creed Odyssey crossover. Players will take on the role of Odin, the Nordic God. He must defend Asgard from the combined forces of Jotunheim’s frost giants and the demonic forces of Muspelheim, led by Odin’s archnemesis, the fiery Surtr. According to Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarök will have approximately 35 hours of gameplay spread across a new territory roughly one-third the size of the main game’s England. The official Assassin’s Creed Twitter account has released a teaser trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarök:
Embrace your destiny as Odin as you journey into a breathtaking realm of Norse myth. Watch the Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok Cinematic World Premiere Trailer on the Ubisoft YouTube channel! #AssassinsCreed
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) December 13, 2021
In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarök, Odin must also save his son Balder from Surtr’s armies and recruit the Dwarves of Svartleheim to aid him in saving the Nine Realms of Asgard from oblivion. Odin will be able to earn a variety of supernatural powers befitting the Allfather of Nordic Myth, in addition to Assassin’s Creed’s typical stealth-based gameplay and brutal combat. These include the ability to morph into a crow and use the powers of adversaries he’s defeated in battle to sneak up on them for a swift death. Mariana Gosteva, Ubisoft Sofia Producer, notes that these abilities will provide players new ways to strategize and experiment with Odin’s powers and bring a new layer of excitement to the standard Assassin’s Creed gameplay.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has received mostly excellent reviews from fans and critics, and it has even become one of the franchise’s best-selling games. While Eivor had a look into their ancestor Odin’s memories during Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, it appears that Dawn Of Ragnarök will finally put players in the role of the Allfather himself.
Source: PlayStation.com, Assassin’s Creed/Twitter