Ubisoft Reveals Assassin’s Creed ‘Crossover Stories’ Bridging Odyssey & Valhalla Plus More

Posted on December 14, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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In the realm of plans for the Assassin’s Creed IP, Ubisoft is committed to its bi-annual plans for the series. Last year, the publisher delivered Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey before that in 2018. After the reveal for DLC ‘The Siege of Paris’, the firm promised development for more content would deliver into 2022. So far, the team unveiled its plans for the Discovery Tour for the 2020 game which shipped in October.

Not only that, but Assassin’s Creed Odyssey also received some attention this year as well three years later. In a surprise update that launched back in August, Ubisoft Quebec shipped new patchwork for the game improving the performance to 60Hz. But now, the team’s involved are coming together with a new story addition altogether.

On Monday, Ubisoft revealed the new Assassin’s Creed Crossover Stories which pits both Kassandra and Eivor against one another. You can watch the reveal trailer in the video below:

[ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY SPOILERS] “Kassandra’s appearance is part of a crossover that actually spans both games. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey players will get a new free story, ‘Those Who Are Treasured,’ in which Kassandra or Alexios – having found the immortality-granting Staff of Hermes Trismegistus at the end of the game’s story – travel to the island of Korfu as they wrestle with the question of what to do with their newfound longevity.

[CONTINUES] “In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, ‘A Fated Encounter’ will bring Eivor to the Isle of Skye in Scotland, where they’ll cross blades with Kassandra.” Ubisoft Quebec associate creative director Clémence Nogrix adds, “There’s more to the encounter between Kassandra and Eivor, and I hope that players will be able to see that, even throughout the years, Kassandra is still Kassandra. Even if she, over 1,300 years, could have seen the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, traveled the world, and seen a zillion things, she’s pretty much herself, still.”

Additionally, Ubisoft is scheduling to deliver another expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in 2022. Titled ‘Dawn of Ragnarök’ is said to bring more content to the game, but, is set within the story of Norse mythology rather than recorded history alike the previous add-ons.

Dawn of Ragnarök focuses entirely on Odin (aka Havi), and is set after the events of the Asgard and Jotunheim arcs found in the main campaign. This new adventure puts the one-eyed god on a journey to save their son, Baldr, held captive by the fire giant Surtr in the dwarven realm of Svartalfheim – a mythical new world about one-third the size of England.

Under occupation from the fiery realm of Muspelheim (as well as icy Jotunheim), Svartalfheim has become a hostile, lava-filled landscape patrolled by flame-wielding enemies, some of whom can do things like revive their fallen comrades. To survive, Odin will need to find hidden Shelters across the world, and seek help from the dwarves who’ve taken refuge in them.

“Baldr, the armies of Muspelheim, and the world of the dwarves, Svartalfheim, are deeply incorporated into the saga of Ragnarök,” says Mikhail Lozanov, Ubisoft Sofia creative director. “Svartalfheim is where all the famous magical weapons and artifacts have come from, and this beautiful and surreal world is torn by war. Most of the dwarves have been imprisoned and forced to search for ancient artifacts, or to craft weapons for the upcoming war against the gods. Players must be very careful when they traverse the open world, because since the occupation began, no place is safe, even for a god.”

“One of the key elements of the vision of Dawn of Ragnarök is to make players engage with the world and its inhabitants; to encourage players to observe and explore the world, and to experiment with the challenges we offer them. The powers that Odin can acquire from defeated enemies will allow players to traverse the vast world and create opportunities that were not possible before.”

What add-on for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey are you most excited for?

Assassin’s Creed Crossover Stories is out on December 14th, 2021; Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök is scheduled for March 10, 2022.

Source: Ubisoft

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