Assassin's Creed is expected to return this fall alongside the launch of new consoles, ad today Ubisoft is slow-rolling the reveal of the next game.
Over on the Ubisoft YouTube, artist BossLogic is actively painting a picture depicting the new game's setting, characters, and tone. We're expected to find out the game's title and more today following the painting's completion. Depending on when you tune in, you may catch him actively painting the image below or otherwise you can watch the catch the recorded version.
There have been countless rumors indicating that the game will be set in the era of vikings and base itself largely around Nordic mythology similar to how recent games have depicted the past belief systems of Greece and Egypt.
Assassin's Creed leaking well ahead of schedule is an annual, time-honored tradition, which is a bit funny given its titular vigilantes claim to "work in the dark to serve the light." Ubisoft, it seems, has a few cracks in its own studio darkness where the light regularly shines in earlier than marketers would prefer. In any event, today's event should reveal more about the game than just its setting and name.
Previously rumored to be called Assassin's Creed Ragnarok or Valhalla, the game has also been rumored to include multiple protagonists, optional co-op, and the biggest map in the history of the series, even as 2018's Assassin's Creed Odyssey was itself massive. Today's stream will likely lead into a deeper dive which will work overtime to either confirm or refute these rumors.
You can catch the livestream below, which, at time of writing, now includes a few very Nordic looking boats, soldiers sparring in the background, and the silhouette of a hero yet to be filled in.