Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok is the next game in the series and will take place during 11th century Scandinavia, Ireland, and England, and will be revealed in February 2020, according to rampant Reddit rumours (via WccfTech).
Right, let’s grab a fistful of salt before we take a leap of faith. This new game is planned to release for current and next-generation platforms. It will continue with the RPG elements and naval combat (re)introduced in Origins and Odyssey, and the world will include Scandinavia, Ireland, and parts of England like London and Plymouth. But, one leaker says it does have a choice of protagonists and one says it doesn’t. Given that Ubisoft received a lot of praise for letting players choose Alexios or Kassandra, this seems tenuous.
The First Civilisation will feature through Norse mythology, for example, Odin and Loki will appear to the protagonist and questlines riff off stories and legends. One source name-drops Assassin’s Creed writer Darby McDevitt and says that the guy’s a big fan of Irish history. “Irish High King Brian Boru plays a major role and despite his dislike of the Norse he becomes fond of the protagonist, serving a father like role,” this anonymous leaker claimed. “Team love him and call him ‘Brian Bro-ruma’.” Finally, the overarching tension in the plotline is the waning Norse dominion over Europe and the prospering Saxon kingdoms, and lots of people are converting to Christianity to face up to the new world order.
This is all speculative because Ubisoft has not announced a new Assassin’s Creed game. If it is true, I wish they had chosen another title. Ragnarok, with Odin and Loki? Doesn’t that sound oh-so-similar to a successful superhero movie of recent times? We’ll keep you in the loop when we know more.
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