Assassin’s Creed fans were of mixed opinion when an Easter egg found in Ubisoft’s The Division 2 suggested the next new game in the AC franchise would be set in the Viking era.
Players of the long-standing series were concerned about how the games much-loved stealth mechanics would work in such a setting, and lots of people were hoping the rumours just weren’t true.
Don’t Like it, especially for might no stealth gameplay.. Viking and stealthy Assassin’s creed might not work who knows.. not interested.. i want assassin’s creed to back to its roots with Hoods and Hidden Blade/Japan ..
But I’d Still buy it.. every Assassin’s #AssassinsCreed
— 7ĂmòØōÐ.K ÅłÄwãðhı? (@7amoOodAlawadhi) April 6, 2019
Unfortunately for those people, it seems that Assassin’s Creed Vikings has been confirmed by an incredibly reliable source: known leaker and industry insider, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier.
In an article about The Division 2‘s Easter egg, Schreier writes: “A few months before this teaser emerged, Kotaku learned from two independent sources familiar with the game that 2020’s Assassin’s Creed, code-named Kingdom, does indeed star Vikings.”
It’s incredibly rare to see Schreier wrong about leaks and upcoming games, but as always, take this with a pinch of salt as Ubisoft has yet to confirm or deny anything about the new game.
The Easter egg in question popped up in an AC forum post, and seemingly shows a character from The Division 2 looking at a poster of a man dressed in a red and white cloak, with a helmet, tunic, spear and a mysterious orb-like thing. The text on the poster says ‘Valhalla,’ meaning the Viking afterlife.
The AC fan who created the post, AlifMorrisonudin, writes: “There’s a poster of Norse god which is holding some kind of Ball object which is similar with Apple of Eden.”
How do you feel about a Viking Assassin’s Creed game?
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