Assassin’s Creed: Next Game Will Take Place in Viking Era

An Easter egg in The Division 2 has led to new reports about Vikings and Assassin's Creed.

Assassin's Creed Vikings

The next Assassin’s Creed will most likely take place in the era of Vikings if a new report from Kotaku and a tease in The Division 2 are to be believed.

Head to the Potomac Event Center in The Division 2 and you’ll find a series of posters that feature Vikings and references to Valhalla. At first glance, it appears to just be a neat piece of design. However, people who are way too into the Assassin’s Creed series (you know who you are) have noticed that the character in the poster appears to be holding the Apple of Eden; an important part of the Assassin’s Creed mythology. 

Taken on its own, this could just be a cute reference to AC series, but Kotaku is reporting that multiple independent sources have informed them that the next Assassin’s Creed title will indeed feature Vikings. At present, it seems that the game is being referred to as Kingdom, but since Ubisoft isn’t sharing any official details, we’re left depending on the information of what has been a very reliable source up until this point.

The bad news is that you probably won’t get to play this Viking theme Assassin’s Creed game for quite some time as Ubisoft has stated that the next Assasin’s Creed will skip 2019 and aim for a 2020 release. We certainly think that 2020 is the year we finally get new versions of the Xbox and PlayStation, so it stands to reason that the next AC game will at least split time before current generation devices and next generation consoles.

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Interestingly, this would be the first time that Ubisoft has teased an upcoming game through an existing one. You may recall that they infamously used Watch Dogs 2 to tease that Pioneer game that may or may not still be in development. They also apparently recently revealed that the next Watch Dogs will take place in London, and there are those hints at a new Splinter Cell game that fans spotted in Far Cry: New Dawn.

One thing we do know is that the next Assassin’s Creed game will likely be released on PC through the Epic Games Store as Ubisoft has apparently entered a long-term partnership with Epic

Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014