Think what you must of the recent Assassin’s Creed games, but there is no denying that a lot of effort and research has gone into crafting their historical worlds, something that the Discovery experience always aims to highlight.

Valhalla will be the next game to be getting such a mode, with both Origins and Odyssey having received one for Egypt and Greece previously. The discovery modes are exceptionally educational, giving a pacifist tour of their world, compiling all the factual research Ubisoft has done.

In fact, these are so detailed that they’re being used to teach in institutions with universities and egyptologists both using it as a visual learning tool. For Discovery Tour: Viking Age alone, Ubisoft worked with Hampshire Cultural Trust (HCT), The British Library, York Archaeological Trust and more to deliver a non-violent, interactive learning experience that provides an engaging deep dive into the Viking Age in ninth-century Norway and England.

The great thing is that it will be completely free for all owners of Valhalla on existing platforms, with a PC standalone release coming to Ubisoft Connect and Epic Games Store on the 19th of October for £16.99 in the UK. Console users will have to wait a bit longer, as the Playstation 4|5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S version will release in early 2022.

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