Assassin’s Creed Kicks Off 15th Anniversary Celebrations

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Ubisoft have kicked off the celebrations for the upcoming 15th Anniversary of the Assassin’s Creed franchise with a special livestream.

The stream updated players on what is to come for the latest release in the series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, over the next few months. The biggest announcement was for a new free story coming to the game. Set in the world of Niflheim, The Forgotten Saga will be a rogue-lite mode in which players must do battle with the armies of the underworld.

There will also be updates coming for the newly added Armoury building and more from the Tombs of The Fallen questline, all of which will be free to play alongside regular in-game events and festivals. This will culminate in another free story chapter coming later this year, which is being described as “the last chapter of Eivor’s story”

Away from the main story, the Discovery Tour: Viking Age expansion is now available as a standalone title. This adventure, which takes place in the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, puts the focus on the regular people living in England at the time of the main game’s story.

Following on from similar Discovery Tour packs for both Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, this tool has been widely utilised by schools as a way to educate students about day-to-day life during those periods. To that end, Ubisoft will be partnering with McGill University in Canada to create free curriculum guides for teachers and students.

There was also news on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s latest update. This new update will bring support for 4K 60fps gameplay on Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5. To mark this occasion, and the anniversary celebrations, the game will be hosting a free weekend from June 16-20. Also a naval pack and tattoos from Assassin’s Creed Origins will be made available in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

The stream also announced the launch of the Assassin’s Creed 15 website, which will act as the hub for the celebrations. Over the coming months, the website will provide details on how fans can get involved with everything from competitions, community galleries and streaming challenges available along with the roadmap for the celebrations.

Finally, there was the announcement that there will be a “special event” held in September, which will outline the future for Assassin’s Creed moving forward.

Watch the Kickoff Presentation in full below

Words by Megan Roxburgh

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