Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Datamine Teases Muspelheim
Ubisoft’s twelfth entry into its seminal franchise, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, is already saturated in enough mythology to put other adaptations to shame. With expansions in Ireland and Paris on the way, a reliable dataminer has just confirmed that a third location will soon be available for exploration: the fiery realm of Muspelheim.
Norse mythology is the theme at the helm of Valhalla, but that hasn’t stopped Ubisoft from introducing werewolves into the mix. The Wrath of the Druids DLC has a promotional shot of Eivor airborne with a spear, only to have a towering, snarling werewolf behind him.
Assassin’s Creed Origins first introduced mythical creatures like the Sphinx and mummies, and Odyssey continued the tradition by offering legendary Greek creatures – such as the Minotaur and Cyclops – to oppose. Werewolves have appeared in various tales from Nordic folklore, making the beasts’ addition a thrilling one and in keeping with the game’s theme.
Something else to be plucked from Norse lore is virtually Hell incarnate, as the burning land of Muspelheim is rumored to be joining the realms of Jötunheim and Asgard that are already in-game. Dataminer ‘j0nathan’ is a reliable source within the community, and provided screenshots on Twitter of their recent delve into Valhalla’s code. One line of text clearly reads “DLC_Muspelheim”, which would make sense after the game welcomed fire-themed cosmetics.
Muspelheim has been referenced in pop culture before, within Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and Sony’s God of War, and the land of fire shouldn’t be any easier to navigate in Valhalla. Guarded by the jötunn Surtr with his flaming sword – possibly similar to Beric Dondarrion’s weapon from Game of Thrones – Muspelheim is described as an inferno, and home to fire giants. In Norse mythology, it was predicted that the sons of Muspell would contribute to the devastating events of Ragnarök by breaking the Bifröst bridge, and if the God of War Muspelheim challenges are anything to go by, it will be like walking into Mordor.
Another datamine revealed some of the new items arriving in Valhalla via the Wrath of the Druids DLC. Armor, outfits, tattoos, boats, mounts, and more are said to be on the horizon, as well as brand new sickles and altered great swords.
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