Last September, I got a mysterious call from Dark Horse Comics: would I be up for jumping on a plane to Montreal, Canada to visit top games studio, Ubisoft?
The reason for the hush-hush trip was to discuss the comic that was announced earlier this week at the Ubiforward event; Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Song of Glory.
In my time at the studio, I had the privilege of being walked through the next game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise which is set in one of my favourite periods of history – the viking age! We’ve been working in secret on the comic ever since, a three-part prequel to the game itself.
Here’s what Dark Horse say over on their blog:
Blades clash in this prequel to Ubisoft’s next hit video game, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Written by Cavan Scott (Star Wars Adventures, Vikings), illustrated by Martin Tunica, and colored by Michael Atiyeh (The Orville, Dragon Age: Blue Wraith), Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Song of Glory takes readers back to a Mid-9th Century Norway.
Eivor, a Viking warrior, observes a village raided by a neighboring kingdom. Bloodshed and mayhem erupt as she seizes the attack in her own favor—but will her victory be a blessing to her clan or a terrible curse? Elsewhere, another Viking searches for a different kind of prize, one of crucible steel . . .
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Song of Glory #1 (of three) will be in comic shops on October 21, 2020. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.
More on this new series coming soon, but in the meantime, here’s Karl Kopinski’s awesome cover: