Assassin's Creed Valhalla's most requested feature is never coming, Ubisoft confirms
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In spite of it being a "highly requested" addition from its players, Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed Valhalla will not be getting a new game plus mode. Well, that's that.
Ubisoft will be releasing the final content update for Valhalla in early December, tying up two years of post-launch support for the sprawling Dark Ages RPG. These included the DLCs Wrath of the Druids, bringing Eivor face to face with an arcane cult, and The Siege of Paris, which retold one of the most ambitious battles that the Vikings ever endured. Surprisingly, Eivor met Kassandra in the Crossover Stories DLC, revealing that the Odyssey heroine has been working in the shadows for centuries to protect humanity from Isu threats. Speaking of, even more Valhalla DLC took us to Asgard.
Check out the trailer for The Forgotten Saga here!
Dawn of Ragnarök was set in a Svartalfheim besieged by Jotunheim and Muspelheim soldiers as Odin tries to rescue his son Baldr from Surtr, and then The Forgotten Saga added a free roguelike mode to the game as the god battles the forces of Niflheim to prove himself to Hel and barter for a life.
The team's been busy, in short. Ubisoft listened to the community and did want to implement a new game plus but it proved to be too unsatisfying owing to the innovative structure of Valhalla over its predecessors. "When investigating the implementation of New Game+, we realized that the depth of the game gave us limited options to make replayability unique and rewarding," it explained in a blog post.
"We understand this news will come as a disappointment; however, we hope that the new content released in the past months, including never-before-seen experiences like Forgotten Saga, has provided an exciting and challenging experience for those seeking more replayable content."
Update 1.6.2, which is scheduled to arrive on 6 December, will end Valhalla's story with a "touching and intimate conclusion to Eivor’s saga" titled The Last Chapter. As well as this, the developer assures there are a few more surprises in store, so keep a weather eye out.
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