Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Discovery Tour mode is out now. The educational experience teachers players about the history of the Viking world in a no-combat setup.
Valhalla’s Discovery Tour mode is free for everyone who owns Valhalla, or it can be purchased on PC as a standalone game for $20 through Ubisoft Connect and the Epic Games Store. A standalone version of console, as well as Stadia and Luna, is coming in 2022.
This is the third Discovery Tour game from Ubisoft, following Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt (Assassin’s Creed: Origins) and Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece (Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey).
“Players of all ages will be immersed in a unique interactive experience where they can learn about the history, traditions, and famous people of the Viking and Anglo-Saxon worlds,” Ubisoft said.
The Discovery Tour: Viking Age experience is a little different, as it features some narrative and interactive elements more heavily than in the past. “Following a new narrative storyline structured around eight quests, players will have the opportunity to embody Viking and Anglo-Saxon characters of the time and take part in their adventures set in the ninth century,” Ubisoft said. “This narrative takes players through the snowy lands of Norway, the beautiful landscapes of England, and the mythical realms of Jotunheim and Asgard.”
Ubisoft Montreal’s Maxime Durand said, “We have designed Discovery Tour: Viking Age to be both fun as a video game and effective as a learning tool.”
The game was developed alongside historians, archaeologists, and academics. Some of the topics it will discuss include war and politics, daily life, religion and magic, myths and legends, science, law and justice, art and culture, and trade and economy.
In other news, Ubisoft is making a very ambitious-sounding Assassin’s Creed game next, which is under development with the working title Assassin’s Creed Infinity for release in 2024 at the soonest.
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