Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s rogue-lite inspired free game mode is out now
The Forgotten Saga takes players into Niflheim, the realm of the dead
Ubisoft has released a free game mode for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
“Plunge into the depths of Niflheim and face overwhelming odds in this exciting, rogue-lite–inspired free game mode for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla,” the company said.
Titled The Forgotten Saga, the DLC was announced during an Assassin’s Creed 15th anniversary live stream in June, when Jose Araiza, producer of Valhalla’s extended experience, called it the team’s “most ambitious game mode” yet.
It will be followed later this year by the release of the last episode of Valhalla protagonist Eivor’s story.
Ubisoft recently said it plans to “unveil the future of Assassin’s Creed” in September, when it’s set to hold a multi-game showcase.
While not officially announced, Ubisoft is reportedly planning to release a smaller-scale, stealth-focused Assassin’s Creed game in the spring of 2023.
Codenamed Rift and starring Assassin’s Creed Valhalla character Basim, it’s been claimed that the title was originally planned as an expansion for the most recent series entry before being spun into a standalone game last year.
Rift is reportedly set in the Middle East, including Baghdad, with development being led by Ubisoft’s Bordeaux studio.
The game is expected to be released before the officially announced Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which is a collaboration between Ubisoft Quebec (Odyssey) and Ubisoft Montreal (Origins and Valhalla).
While previous series entries have taken place in specific historical periods, Infinity will reportedly be a platform for future Assassin’s Creed games containing multiple settings that can be expanded over time.
It was claimed last month that Assassin’s Creed Infinity will include a game with an Asian setting, possibly Japan.