Just the other day, players found what seemed to be a teaser for the next Assassin's Creed game inside The Division 2. There's a poster that advertises an opera called 'Valhalla' (a hall that welcomes warriors who die in battle in Norse mythology), and it features a character clad in red and white robes -- traditional Assassin's Creed colours. The character also appears to be holding the Apple of Eden -- a powerful relic that's a recurring plot point in the series. The idea is that this points to an Assassin's Creed game centred around Vikings.
Well, that's cool and all, but it's not exactly concrete evidence, is it? Fortunately Kotaku has weighed in on the rumour, saying that they've heard from sources that, yes, the next Assassin's Creed will have Vikings. "A few months before this teaser emerged, Kotaku learned from two independent sources familiar with the game that 2020's Assassin’s Creed, code-named Kingdom, does indeed star Vikings," writes the publication.
Given the site's track record, we're inclined to believe that this is the real deal -- and when you stop to think about it, it makes total sense. Assassin's Creed Odyssey has crunchy melee combat, naval exploits, and more than a few nods to mythological creatures and legends. All of that stuff could quite easily be brought forward to a game that features Vikings.
Consider us interested.