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Those Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok screenshots are fake, but the other details have us thirsting for Vikings

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (opens in new tab) blew everyone away with its new RPG angle, so when it comes to the next title in the long-running open world series, our hopes are soaring higher than Ikaros himself. 

A little while ago, some supposedly-real screenshots of the upcoming project were leaked (opens in new tab) but, upon closer inspection, the good people of ResetEra have deemed them to be fake, as the assets are proven to have come from the Unity engine. Boo. But, nevertheless, the (also fake) details that came along with the screenshots still have us thirsting for the next Assassin’s Creed to focus on the glorious world of Vikings. 

Credit: Ubisoft

Credit: Ubisoft

Some of the other leaks mentions in the now-debunked thread included a cross-gen release, the main character being allied to the legendary Ragnar Lodbrok and helping him build his Great Heathen Army (Norse fighters from different Scandinavian countries who unified to invade and pillage England in ye olden times), and the fact that you’d eventually find Mjolnir, presumably an Isu artefact. So we know that this is all made up, but c’mon, doesn’t that sound damned cool? 

Norse mythology is definitely seeing a resurgence in popularity right now, with God of War (opens in new tab) and Thor: Ragnarok (opens in new tab) kicking off the trend in games and cinema respectively. People suspect that the next Assassin’s Creed game might follow in its Norse footsteps as a poster was spotted in The Division 2 (opens in new tab) that showed a Viking holding what looks like an Isu artefact (opens in new tab), and I for one am crossing every finger and toe that the prediction comes true. 

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While here at GamesRadar, Zoe was a features writer and video presenter for us. She's since flown the coop and gone on to work at Eurogamer where she's a video producer, and also runs her own Twitch and YouTube channels. She specialises in huge open-world games, true crime, and lore deep-dives.