Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Doing Norse Mythology Lite

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Not Going Heavily Into Norse Mythology

According to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Narrative Director Darby McDevitt, the game won’t be delving as heavily into mythology as the last two installments. Norse Mythology will be part of the in-game plot, with the game’s reveal trailer including Odin himself, but it won’t be a huge focus on the plot. McDevitt also isn’t worried about comparisons to God of War which are already popping up due to the heavy historical focus in AC Valhalla. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla releases later this year, with a next-gen version to be showed off during the next Inside Xbox event on May 7th. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is available for Xbox One, PS4, the Nintendo Switch and PC now.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

After admitting to playing God of War, Darby McDevitt explained, “It’s fantastic. I wouldn’t say we’re too worried because most games, when they touch this topic, they actually skew very heavily towards the mythology. So that’s the front-facing feature; you play God of War so you can go punch Baldur in the face, meet all these characters and travel to fantastical environments.Very few games actually treat the Norse Viking experience as historically grounded. I think the urge is to always immediately lead with the mythology stuff.”

“We really want you to feel like you’re living in the Dark Ages of England, that you’re exploring the Roman ruins left behind 400 to 500 years earlier by the Romans and the remnants of the Britannic tribes before that and even the Saxon Pagans before they all converted to Christianity,” continued Darby McDevitt. “We’ve created this massive world to explore, to raid, to assault, to meet interesting people, but you’re going to do it as a human, as a person who has to ride a horse to travel long distances and get to where they want to go rather than fly or something.”

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Source: GameSpot