Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarok Will Reference The Series At Large, Not Just Valhalla
Eivor is set to take a backseat in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s next expansion, Dawn of Ragnarök, which focuses on Xavi/Odin and their attempts to save their son Baldur from the fire giant Surt. The expansion will contain secrets, nodding to the rest of the Assassin’s Creed franchise that Ubisoft Montreal predicts will appeal to longtime Assassin’s Creed fans.
“We’re throwing in little clues in the form of metaphors, similarities, and references for avid fans of Assassin’s Creed lore in general,” Dawn of Ragnarök game director Georgy Popov told GameSpot. “We strongly believe that the mystery is best left to the imagination, so it’s up to the players to interpret and analyze these clues and make connections to the Isu era.”
Spoilers for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla follow.
Popov also clarified that Rise of Ragnarok will not feature modern segments. So we are unlikely to learn anything new about the current protagonist Bashim (the reincarnation of Loki) and whether there is any truth in the reports about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed small-scale stealth game about him, which will be released in 2022 or 2023.
Personally, I hope these messages are correct. I still think Assassin’s Creed should get smaller with customization, not bigger. And at 35 hours, Dawn of Ragnarök doesn’t seem like a temptingly small experience, despite having to include Dawn of Ragnarök in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Despite this, without being able to see additional references to Basim and what’s next with Assassin’s Creed, Rise of Ragnarok will most likely refer to past games instead, as Valhalla did. My guess is that we will see the creation of several more Wise Men, as well as images of how things actually happened that we were only told about in past games.
According to Popov, Rise of Ragnarok kicks off the second year of Valhalla content since its launch. “Players will see the return of festivals with new rewards and can look forward to more free content as well as an upcoming game mode,” he said.
None of this looks like we’re getting bigger post-launch story expansions like Wrath of the Druids, The Siege of Paris, Crossover Stories, or Dawn of Ragnarök, but that certainly doesn’t rule out that possibility either. . We just have to wait and see.
Dawn of Ragnarok releases March 10th.
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