A leak on 4Chan, as preserved on ResetEra, has revealed a bunch of exciting details for the next Assassin’s Creed project reportedly entitled Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok.
Previously, the as-of-yet untitled Assassin’s Creed game was confirmed to be codenamed Kingdom, but the leak suggests that its actual name is Ragnarok. The game will set place in roughly 845AD in several kingdoms of Northern Europe, encompassing Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, players will assume the role of an ally of Ragnar Lodbrok, the legendary Viking king of Denmark and Sweden, around the time he is forming the Great Heathen Army. Players will be an assassin, complete with a quintessential hidden blade. Lore-wise, the game is rumoured to include finding a First Civilisation vault and legendary relics like Mjolnir.
In gameplay terms, these kingdoms will hold settlements that include customisation and in-game economy systems. The game will see a return of Odyssey‘s”conquest battles,” which are used to weaken enemies and their hold on parts of the land. Continuing Odyssey‘s RPG-centric design, Ragnarok will include RPG systems, as well as the eagle and ship combat, although the game will “[focus] on exploration, removing question marks on the map, and making players explore.” On the surface, Ragnorak appears to be toning down quests for open-world exploration.
Other details include an emphasis on build and armour use, the ability to alter notoriety-changing outfits on the fly, and the inclusion of co-operative play. Creative director Ashraf Ismail will take the helm, with Darby McDevvit as narrative director. Ubisoft Sofia is rumoured to assist in creating DLC, which may be set in Iceland involving Yggdrasil.
A series of screenshots set in a Scandinavian-looking village were also leaked, including a look at character designs, ships, architecture, and weapons.
While the leak should probably be taken with a grain of salt, it does fall in line with The Division 2‘s Assassin’s Creed Easter egg discovered last month.