The release date for Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok has been set for March

It's official: Ubisoft announced today that the next expansion for Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be Dawn of Ragnarok, and it will focus on the more mythical side of viking life.

In the film Dawn of Ragnarok, Eivor must accept their destiny as Odin, the Norse god of battle and wisdom, as they fight to save Svartalfheim, the fallen dwarven kingdom, and their son Baldr from the clutches of the fire giant Surtr. Players who take on the role of Odin will gain new abilities, such as the ability to take on the form of a raven and imbue their weapons with special effects.

"One of the key elements of Dawn of Ragnarök's vision is to encourage players to observe and explore the world, as well as to experiment with the challenges we offer them," said Ubisoft Sofia creative director Mikhail Lozanov. "The abilities that Odin can gain from defeated enemies will allow players to travel across the vast world and take advantage of previously unimaginable opportunities."

Assassin's Creed Crossover Stories, a new "cross-game project" from Ubisoft, will explore the connections between the heroes of Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Odyssey. A Fated Encounter in Valhalla and Those Who Are Treasured in Odyssey will each receive a new "story," which will be available for free to owners of the base games.

"The first question we wanted to address was Kassandra's immortality," said Clémence Nogrix, associate creative director at Ubisoft Quebec. "Then we can ask what happens when two Assassin's Creed protagonists [from previous games] meet... rather than when one of them is dead or an illusion. This time, we might wonder what would happen if Kassandra and Eivor, two characters with very similar but distinct personalities, but who are also very witty and have their own personal egos, met."

On March 10, Assassin's Creed Valhalla – Dawn of Ragnarok will be released for $40. Crossover Stories will be available for free on December 14th.