A Free Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Roguelite Mode has Arrived with amazing new features for fans. Ubisoft has decided to release a free update for the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, bringing in a new roguelite mode to the Viking adventure.
A Free Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Roguelite Mode has Arrived
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Forgotten Saga looks more like a fairly typical roguelite expansion, that casts you as Odin to fight through a procedurally generated world. The game is set in Niflheim, and you get to return to the beginning of the realm every time you die, losing whatever buffs and weapons that you have acquired while on your journey.
There happens to be an element of persistence, however. You should be able to find more gear and runes in each run, as well as you get to unlock new abilities and upgrades across a skill tree. Also, there are NPCs offering side quests, although Ubisoft stated that you would be required to attempt multiple runs if you want to see all of them.
A Shift in the Genre
Although the Forgotten Saga is an entirely separate game mode that has little impact on the main game’s Story, successfully completing it would get you a fresh set of gear for Eiover. You would be required to get to a certain point in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to be able to unlock it, however, as it’s accessed through Everold’s Hut in Ravensthorpe. You get to build that once you have traveled to Asgard for the very first time.
It is certainly a major change of pace. Niflheim has not yet featured in Valhalla before, and Ubisoft’s never produced a roguelite set in the Assassins’ Creed universe. Speaking in Forgotten Saga’s reveal trailer, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla producer Jose Araiza called it the “Most ambitious game mode” Ubisoft has worked on for the series.
New Game Mode
Rather Amusingly, however, it does sound like it is a bit similar to the Niflheim maze mini-game in God of War. That would challenge you to search for chests across a poisonous labyrinth right before heading back to the maze’s entrance to deposit your loot. While it seems like the God of War’s interpretation of Niflheim is not exactly a roguelite, it is interesting that both Sony and Ubisoft saw the Norse realm as a Prime material for a Standalone Mini-game.
More content would be heading to the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The in-game Sigrblot festival is expected to run from the 4 of August to August 25, handing players new quests to play through, time-limited events to take part in, and rewards to grab.
We are expecting bigger news to come next month since Ubisoft stated that it would be revealing “The Future of the Assassin’s Creed”.