Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Forgotten Myths Is a Comic Book Prequel to Dawn of Ragnarok

Assassin's Creed Valhalla may have released in 2020, but the original game continues to inspire a wealth new content. And not just video game expansions. IGN can exclusively reveal Assassin's Creed Valla: Forgotten Myths, Dark Horse's latest comic book spinoff.

Forgotten Myths is a follow-up of sorts to Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Song of Glory, a book which acted as a direct prequel to the main game. This story, however, is specifically a prequel to the upcoming DLC expansion Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok, which thrusts main protagonist Eivor into the mythological realm of Svartalfheim to live out the exploits of the Norse gods. In short, this isn't your typical Assassin's Creed adventure.

Here's Dark Horse's official plot summary for the series:

Thor, Baldr, and Heimdall have discovered trouble lurking at Asgard’s borders once again. A mighty fire giant from Muspelheim is threatening the land of the Æsir. In the aftermath of the raging battle, Baldr discovers that the Muspels are now massing at the gates of Svartalfheim and begins a journey to bring peace to the realms.

Song of Glory artist Martín Túnica will return to draw Forgotten Myths. The series is written by Alex Freed (Dragon Age: The Silent Grove), colored by colored by Michael Atiyeh (Halo: Escalation) and lettered by Jimmy Betancourt (HYPER SCAPE), with covers by Rafael Sarmento (Stanger Things: Tomb of Ybwen).

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Forgotten Myths #1 will be released in comic shops and digital storefronts on March 16, 2022, shortly after Dawn of Ragnarok is released on PC and consoles.

As for the future of the Assassin's Creed franchise beyond Valhalla, Ubisoft is reportedly working on a new game called Assassin's Creed Infinity, one which would exist for years as a constantly evolving, Fortnite-style online experience.

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