Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Foes Inspired by English Myths

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Foes Inspired by English Myths

From losing its way with Assassin’s Creed III to making a comeback with Syndicate, the journey of every fanatic with the Assassin’s Creed franchise has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride.

Yet before its new arrival, there is a sense of eagerness among fans to see the new features which the upcoming game will incorporate.

Its remarkable parkour, soundless stealth moves and heinous assassinations are what makes it such a popular game.

Even the concept introduced by the developers of reminiscing the past is another component that helped the franchise massively in becoming a sensation.

With Assassin’s Creed Valhalla releasing on 17th November, Ubisoft disclosed a new trailer of the same at The Future Games Show event by GamesRadar.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Mythical Beasts Gameplay - Future Games Show Gamescom
Trailer

This new journey will take gamers back to the historical days of England and Norway. With the game promising to bring myths, folklore and fables back to life, one can expect to encounter otherworldly creatures and beasts now and again.

The trailer teased the arrival of three fantasy creatures like Black Shuck, Daughters of Lerion and six Drengr warriors.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Foes Inspired by English Myths
Black Shuck | Source: Ubisoft

According to English Legends, Black Shuck is a dog, black in colour, with no other purpose but to kill. It was believed that these canine species were wicked and were said to be the embodiment of Lucifer.

The game also tries to encompass the legacy of Shakespeare in its plot by including the Daughters of Lerion.

This story of Lerion’s three daughters is a mythological tale which served as an inspiration for William Shakespeare to write his tragic play titled King Lear.

King Lerion was double-crossed by the inhabitants of East Anglia. Consequently, the sisters are now dedicated to safeguarding the legacy of their father. As the game progresses, one will learn more about them.

The trailer also prodded enthusiasts with the six warriors who were left behind by the lost Drengr of Ragnar Lothbrok. The famed, infuriating Viking arrived in England ten years before the events of AC Valhalla.

It’s fair to say he wrecked, even annihilated those who opposed him. Thus, he had a ton of nemeses and adversaries. The Viking died after he ended up in a huge pit that was filled with noxious snakes.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Foes Inspired by English Myths
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla | Source: Playstation

Now, the six Drengr that were left behind by him will come as the gameplay advances. They will reveal more information about Lothbrok and his life.

“You’ll find these Drengr scattered throughout England and Norway, and they each have a story to tell. Each of them wants to die in a glorious battle so that they can be with their beloved Ragnar in Valhalla. Eivor will have an opportunity to meet with them, get their side of the story, and then send them to their ultimate reward.”

Darby McDevitt, Narrative Director

The release date of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is 17th November 2020 and the game, as of now, is available for pre-order.

About Assassin’s Creed

Developed and Published by Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is an upcoming action-adventure, role playing video game.

Along with being released for platforms like Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia, the game will also be available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

The game takes players back to the glory days of the vikings in around 9th century. The protagonist of the story is a viking invader from Norway named Eivor.

The game allows players to choose the gender of Eivor as per their inclinations that is, Eivor can either be a male or a female. From his clothing to physical appearance, everything can be customized.  

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Foes Inspired by English Myths
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla | Source: XBox

By playing as Eivor, gamers are required to represent the clan and help fellow warriors in the battle against Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms.

The game brims with phenomenal main quests along with noteworthy side quests. AC Valhalla will also embrace many new features like dual wielding of a wide array of weapons and armors can now be performed.

A raven named Synin will also be a companion to Eivor and will help the protagonist to scout enemy’s camp.

This open world game also incorporates fun activities like tussles with various Vikings, hunting, fishing, drinking and flyting contests.