Since the announcement that Assassin’s Creed will be absent for 2019, speculation for what the next location could be has been part of the game’s discussion since the franchise’s debut over a decade now. Now according to a recent discovery on Ubisoft’s latest title The Division 2, we might have got the first piece of insight on where the ancestral RPG might be heading next.
YouTuber JorRaptor described in one of his latest videos that the upcoming title will be set during the Viking Age thanks to the discovery of a poster teasing the new setting in the Tom Clancy sequel. Along by supporting this hint with showcasing some concept art from former Ubisoft concept artist Michele Nucera. Revealing that when looking at the file’s name of the images is labeled ‘assassinscreedragnorok’.
The image in The Division 2 features a Norse God or legend holding the franchise’s notorious Apple of Eden with the text “Valhalla” reading at the top of the print. Implying that the next title will be set sometime in 800 A.D.
The Assassin’s Creed formula would translate well from the combat to naval fights and the newly added RPG elements that play a role in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey for the Viking-based time. Another feature that would be compatible with this could-be setting is converting the time’s gods/legends into boss battles as like in Odyssey once again.
Looking at the game’s set time for next year also implies the title to be a cross-generation title since this generation is coming to a close with Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This would be the second Assassin’s Creed title to do so following Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag back in 2013.
Previously it was rumored that the upcoming title was said to be set in Rome 400 years after the events of Assassin’s Creed: Origins. But as neither have been confirmed by Ubisoft as of yet, both are currently in the air until then. On top of the potential second entry of Rome in the Assassin’s Creed universe, the rumor also detailed that Ubisoft’s flagship title for this year would most likely be Watch Dogs 3.
Going back to the game’s update that fixed the conclusion for Watch Dogs 2: following the ending cutscene revealed a set of coordinates that fans entered in to find themselves in London. The rumor paired with the possible Rome setting solidified the tease to be set in the United Kingdom.
As for when fans will expect news on either titles, it’s best we be patient as E3 is roughly two months away as Ubisoft has announced that the publisher will be hosting their press conference in Los Angeles once again for 2019.