Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be dipping into the realm of myths and legends with one of its DLC story missions, it seems. The game's product page on Ubisoft's German website mentions that 'The Legend of Beowulf' will be included in the season pass.
Beowulf started life as an epic poem written in Old English, and it's been retold countless times since. It's perhaps one of Europe's most famous legends, telling the tale of a mighty warrior named Beowulf. It begins with Beowulf helping out a Danish king, whose mead hall is ritually attacked by a monster named Grendel. Beowulf slays Grendel and then kills Grendel's mother -- also a monster -- and Beowulf's heroics eventually lead to him becoming king of his people.
The story picks up again much later in Beowulf's life, as a dragon is ransacking his kingdom. Beowulf kills the creature after following it back to its lair, but he's mortally wounded in the process. The tale is essentially one of heroism, meant to instil courage in those who read it.
Anyway, back to Assassin's Creed, the site also says: "Discover the cruel truth behind the legend". It'll be interesting to see how Beowulf is woven into the world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla. The series has dealt with numerous myths and legends in past games, often approaching them from unique angles that incorporate Assassin's Creed lore. We imagine that there'll be some strange mystery at the heart of this adaptation.
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