Multiple sources suggest Ubisoft is gearing up to announce the next entry in the storied Assassin's Creed franchise, widely expected to hone in on Norse mythology much like 2018's Odyssey tapped generously into the history and culture of the nations bordering the Aegean sea.
Rumors have crept up and down the grapevine for some time now and as far back as last year. Aside from the usual glut of supposed 'insider' leaks, we've had confirmation that the game is well and truly alive courtesy of reputable sources such as Jason Schreier, formerly of gaming outlet Kotaku, who confirmed the game would indeed feature Vikings.
Yet, we've heard nothing official from developer Ubisoft. As we enter prime Assassin's Creed announcement/leak season, we'll apparently be hearing a lot more very soon, in fact, as soon as today, if new rumors are to be believed.
Reputable industry insider Shinobi suggested earlier this week that an announcement was due soon, before doubling down yesterday and confirming that an announcement is planned for today. To be precise, he points to an 'Xbox, Assassin's Creed Vikings, and Sony' reveal, which hints that a cross-gen release may be on the cards.
Further adding credibility to the rumors is a post on Chinese social media site, Weibo, authored by Ubisoft China. The post says that the developer has an announcement ready for 1 pm GMT today. That's more or less an hour from now as of writing.
In other Assassin's Creed news, French YouTuber j0nathan uncovered a listing on Amazon Germany for an Assassin's Creed novel slated for release on November 17. Both the two most recent Assassin's Creed releases, Origins, and Odyssey, were followed closely by the launch of a novel, approximately a month later. The suggestion is that Assassin's Creed foray into the world of the Vikings could launch a month earlier in mid-October.
We'd recommend approaching this last one with a pinch of salt, but as for the Ubisoft announcement, it’s all but certain. We should hear more imminently.