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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Has Drinking Games, Magic Mushrooms & A Brothel

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing games of the year, and every new detail makes the upcoming title seem that much more exciting.

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It’s been revealed that the next addition to the AC franchise will introduce a whole heap of exciting new things, including cats, magic mushrooms and even a brothel. Sounds a lot like Ubisoft is taking inspiration from The Witcher 3 with this one!

The news comes from the game’s official ESRB age rating, with the website confirming a number of notable plot points and storylines to get you excited for release.

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Spoiler alert: minor spoilers ahead.

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According to the rating, we’re in for a bit of a gore-fest with Valhalla, as it will feature “screams of pain and frequent blood-splatter effects” in combat.

The listing states: “Some weapons allow players to decapitate enemies; zoomed-in sequences depict victims’ bones, organs, and muscles getting damaged by players’ blade.”

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There’s also going to be some sexual references, which isn’t too much of a surprise if you’ve played Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The description reveals the following:

“The game contains some sexual material: a mission taking place in a brothel; topless women straddling men; a character agreeing to “lay with” a man (kissing is depicted before the scene fades to black).”

Meanwhile, Ubisoft is apparently sticking to the whole take-drugs-in-an-action-game-with-a-fantasy-sequence thanks to magic mushrooms.

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The ESRB rating explains: “A handful of sequences depict screen distortion/discoloration and impaired movements after players’ character consumes mushrooms or inhales mushroom-based fumes (dialogue states, ‘I may still be buzzing from these mushrooms.’)”

And of course you can’t have a Viking game without excessive drinking. According to the rating, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla will also allow you to “engage in drinking contests.” (Reminder to please drink responsibly).

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla releases 17 November 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A next-gen version is coming later down the line.

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