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Viking-Themed Assassin’s Creed ‘Confirmed’ By Industry Insider

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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