Rumour: Next Assassin’s Creed title ‘Kingdom’ set in The Viking Age

Does Division 2 teaser point to franchise sequel?

Players tongues have been set wagging due to a mysterious Easter Egg in Ubisoft’s multiplayer shooter Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. As first noted by YouTuber JorRaptor, the interior of the in-game Potomac Events Centre sports a range of posters for an upcoming show, titled “Valhalla” and featuring the image of a proud hooded warrior.

Eagle-eyed players have noticed, however, that the Viking appears to be grasping The Apple of Eden, the main plot device – or “MacGuffin,” as film wankers say – of the Assassin’s Creed series. This has led players to suggest that the follow up to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be set in The Viking Age, which took place around 1000 A.D.

This find also ties in with a previous report by website Kotaku, in which two independent sources both stated that the horned-helmet berserkers would indeed be making their debut in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Said sequel is supposedly being developed under the working title of “Assassin’s Creed Kingdom” and is said to be scheduled for a 2020 release.

Of course, this is all just rumour and hearsay for now, nothing is etched in stone. But given the Kotaku report and this Division 2 teaser, it looks like Assassin’s Creed fans should probably start getting themselves measured up for a pair of furry boots and a massive doubled-headed axe.

Division 2 tease spills the beans on next Assassin’s Creed [Kotaku]

Chris Moyse
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