Assassin's Creed Valhalla found a reference to COVID-19

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla found a reference to COVID-19


DualShockers journalist Ben Bayliss (Ben Bayliss) on the portal site shared the discovery made in the Scandinavian action game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Be careful: in the text below it is possible spoilers

The events of the games of the franchise, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, unfold both in one or another historical period (in this case, the era of warring kingdoms and Viking conquests) and in modern times.

In reality, the world in general and the industry in particular found themselves shackled by the aforementioned pandemic: games are now and then postponed to a later date, conferences and shows are transferred to an online format or canceled altogether.

As it turned out thanks to the discovery of DualShockers, the unfortunate pandemic has not spared the Assassin’s Creed universe: in Valhalla, you can find a direct reference to COVID-19.

“No, I don’t have COVID. I am well isolated. There are only three of us here – we travel together and try to remain unnoticed “, – the researcher Leila Hassan reports to her brother.

Leila Hassan of the times of Assassin's Creed Origins

Leila Hassan during Assassin’s Creed Origins

Such a clear reference to the COVID-19 pandemic raging in the real world is the first in the memory of a DualShockers journalist among mainstream games, especially such large ones as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be released today on PC (Uplay, Epic Games Store), PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and on November 12 on PS5. On Metacritic, the project received from 82 to 85 points, depending on the target platform.

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