A teaser in Ubisoft’s The Division 2 may have teased the location of the next Assassin’s Creed game, which could be set in the Viking Age of Norway. The tease is based on an in-game poster in The Division 2‘s Potomac Event Center which appears to feature a Norse figure, the world Valhalla, and a golden sphere that looks like an Apple of Eden.
The Division 2 launched on March 15, but it wasn’t until this week that discussion about a possible teaser located within the Potomac Event Center in the game’s version of Washington DC started generating buzz. As first made public by YouTuber JorRaptor, there are numerous posters all over this event center, picturing what appears to be a Norse god or traveler adorned with the word Valhalla.
What’s particularly interesting is that said traveler is holding what appears to be the Apple of Eden, a pivotal piece of technology in Assassin’s Creed lore.
So does this mean that the next Assassin’s Creed, confirmed by Ubisoft to be skipping 2019 and going straight to 2020 (just in time for the expected release of next-gen consoles), is all about Vikings? Well, yes. Yes it does. A few months before this teaser emerged, Kotaku learned from two independent sources familiar with the game that 2020’s Assassin’s Creed, code-named Kingdom, does indeed star Vikings. We don’t know much else about the game, but after the phenomenal Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, we’re stoked to see what’s coming.
While Kotaku is pretty certain that the next AC game is set in Norway (and we kind of agree), nothing will be certain until we get official confirmation. Probably in the next few months.
Of course, it is possible that the Valhalla poster means that The Division and the Assassin’s Creed games exist in the same universe. Which we also wouldn’t be too surprised by.