Rumour: Assassin’s Creed Kingdom to be called Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok, first details and screenshots [UPDATE: Most likely fake]

Rumour alert everyone. It appears that the first details for the next Assassin’s Creed game have been leaked. According to the leak, the next AC game will be called Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok, will release in 2020, and will be a cross-gen title (meaning that it will hit both current and next generation platforms).

In this AC game – which was codenamed Assassin’s Creed Kingdom – players will assume the role of an ally of Ragnar Lodbrok that will aid in the formation of Great Heathen Army.

Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok is said to be developed primarily by Ubisoft Montreal, its Creative Director is Ashraf, and Darby McDevvit is its Narrative Director. Ubisoft  Sofia is also assisting but is planning on creating a DLC set in Iceland and using Yggdrasil to move across the 9 realms.

The game’s map is split into several kingdoms encompassing all of Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Kingdoms are split into regions that can hold settlements, and settlements have some customization and in game economy systems.

Furthermore, it is said that large scale “conquest” battles will return, and can be used to weaken enemy hold on regions and parts of the story. Also, main character does become an assassin and will use a hidden blade.

Last but not least, co-op will return, and can be used in most side quests and world exploration, RPG mechanics, eagle, and ship combat will all return, ship combat is toned down to focus more on exploration and the game – in overall – is more focused on exploration, removing question marks on the map, and making players want to explore locations for better loot. Larger emphasis will be put on build and armor usage and players will have the ability to change outfits on the fly (which can speed up or slow down notoriety build up in different kingdoms and stop Sheriffs coming after you).

Now before closing, do note that this leak originates from 4chan. As such, it could be fake (which is why we suggest taking everything you’ve read with a grain of salt). Still, we found it really interesting which is why we’ve decided to share it with you (it also comes with specific details and screenshots so if the leak turns out to be fake, we can at least give kudos to the “fake leaker” for going the extra mile). We’ll be also sure to update the story if the rumour gets debunked.

Below you can find the first screenshots from Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok (obviously from a really early stage.

Thanks Resetera


Resetera’s member Vintage has discovered that the screenshots are more likely from the Unity “The Blacksmith” short film. Here is a screenshot from that demo.

And here is one from the supposedly leaked AC game.

The environment appears to be exactly the same. Moreover, Resetera’s member zodiaq claimed that the combat stance the character is in looks like an animation he worked with.

As such, we are marking this rumour as fake!