The educational experience, which enables players to explore and interact with the history and culture of the Viking Age world, will be free for all Assassin’s Creed Valhalla owners.
A standalone version of Discovery Tour: Viking Age for PC will also be available via Ubisoft Connect and the Epic Games Store for £16.99 at launch, before coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Stadia and Luna in early 2022.
Designed with input from historians and archaeologists, Viking Age “will transform the game’s world into a nonviolent, educational experience that players can freely explore to learn more about the places, people, and cultures of ninth-century England and Norway”, according to Ubisoft.
However, instead of embarking on guided tours as in previous Discovery Tours Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt, Viking Age sees players assuming the roles of different characters, following their stories and completing quests.
On their journey, players will get to interact with discovery sites featuring images of items from the collections of museums including the UK’s Hampshire Cultural Trust, Preston Park Museum & Grounds, York Archaeological Trust, and The British Library, as well as France’s Réunion des Musées Nationaux and Denmark’s National Museum.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s latest title update, 1.31, was released on September 7. It added new content to the River Raids mode, including three rivers (Erriff, Berbha and Rhine), fresh rewards and abilities.
The update also introduced a new difficulty level which doubles the amount of damage players take, cuts the effectiveness of rations by 40% and reduces parry timing windows by 38%.