Ubisoft is supporting Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with a second year’s worth of content, and it kicks off later this week with a big crossover event featuring the return of a fan-favorite character from the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
A free content update is coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, as well as the previous game in the series, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on December 14 that unites the two timelines. Odyssey protagonist Kassandra will cross paths with Valhalla protagonist Eivor in a new event called, Assassin’s Creed Crossover Stories.
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The event includes a new quest in both Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla where the encounter between the two characters will be a playable quest. This crossover event means the Viking era of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will come face-to-face with the ancient Greek setting from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
This quest event is a collaboration between Ubisoft Quebec and Ubisoft Montreal. The devs say they may continue to explore the idea of different classic Assassin’s Creed characters meeting each other in new ways.
“The Assassin’s Creed content is connected by characters, lore, locations, eras, motivations and more,” said Clémence Nogrix, the Associate Creative Director at Ubisoft Quebec. “We had so much fun imagining how interesting the encounter would be between two of our main Assassin’s Creed heroes, we may want to explore new paths in the future.”
As for what that future could look like? We already know of the development of Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which is rumored to be a live service game featuring multiple historical eras. This could mean this Kassandra and Eivor team-up could be a taste of what’s to come.
Plus, the rumors also point to Ubisoft Montreal and Quebec unifying into one team for Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which are the same studios collaborating on the Crossover Stories event. We don’t know if this crossover event could be a sign of things to come for the future of the series, but for now, fans can look forward to this crossover event, as well as the major paid expansion coming to Valhalla, Dawn of Ragnarok.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.