Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be getting its educational flavoured Discovery Tour: Viking Age mode on October 19, Ubisoft has announced.
The mode will be a free addition for all current owners of the game. It’ll allow players to explore the game’s Viking-period depiction of Norway and England, in an educational and non-violent experience. You’ll be able to inhabit the shoes of various characters from the era, and interact with the world around them.
To keep things as authentic as possible, the Ubisoft Montreal team have worked with a variety of experts and historians. They’ve contributed real images and artefacts that you’ll be able to discover in-game. The British Library and The National Museum of Denmark were on board. Alongside them was support from the York Archaeological Trust who run the Jorvik Viking Museum in the UK. The Hampshire Cultural Trust even provided access to the Winchester Reliquary, the sole surviving holy relic from the era.
The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Discovery Tour: Viking Age expansion will also be available as a standalone product for the first time on consoles. It’ll cost £16.99 and be available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Stadia and Luna in Early 2022.
For current owners of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, they’ll be able to download the Discovery Tour: Viking Age DLC on October 19.
Here's a first-look at the experience that Discovery Tour: Viking Age has to offer.
Starting October 19th, explore the life of ninth-century Norway and England like never before. 🔎
After all, immersion such as this is rivaled only by the Animus itself. pic.twitter.com/4bMGJBxFuM
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