Ubisoft is at it again, using one title to tease another. This time, the tease comes from their highly successful looter shooter, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and it could indicate where we’re headed in the next Assassin’s Creed game. More within…
Since Ubisoft released Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, last month, players have been patrolling the streets of Washington D.C., completing missions, and destroying factions all in an effort to restore the Nation’s Capital to its former glory. In those weeks, though, there was a small, seemingly innocuous tease that no one seemed to put together, that is until one extremely observant Youtuber.
Youtuber JorRaptor released a video that pointed out several flyers within the Potomac Event Center that show a Norse God of some sort with the words Valhalla featured above it. While that seems innocent enough, it’s what the God is holding that is really generating buzz. In its hand is a spherical object that looks very much like the Apple of Eden, a mystical object known throughout the Assassin’s Creed universe.
Ubisoft has declined to comment on the find. However, it would make sense given Ubisoft’s knack for teasing games within games. Most recently, Watch Dogs 2 teased Watch Dogs 3, which will be set in London. Before that, Watch Dogs 2 had teased the Pioneer, before it was cancelled and then greenlit again in another capacity.
Furthermore, two different sources have confirmed to the site, Kotaku, that 2020’s Assassin’s Creed game will feature Vikings. This may come as a disappointment to the fandom that had thought they’d head to Rome after their time in Greece and Egypt, with Odyssey and Origins. The flip side of that, though, is the question, “What’s more over than Vikings right now?” After Sony’s 2018’s God of War and Ubisoft’s own venture into the Viking realm with For Honor, Vikings are the hottest era, at the moment.
No doubt Ubisoft will have more on this leading up to E3 2019, but the prospect of going back to Viking times is an exciting one.
As more news unfolds, we’ll have it here on Cinelinx.