Ubisoft was clear about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla getting a Discovery Tour mode soon. But now “soon” has an exact release date. Existing owners can get the Valhalla Discover Tour mode through a free update on October 19. It will also be available separately for purchase for $19.99 on PC on the same day. The standalone will also hit the other platforms the game is currently on in 2022, which is a first for consoles and streaming services.
Like the Discovery Tour mode that was patched into Origins and Odyssey, this new tour will show how life was in the Viking era and will delve into Viking culture around England and Norway. This interactive museum that was made “in close collaboration with historians and archaeologists” lets players absorb what Ubisoft has crafted without needing to worry about gameplay difficulty or other restrictions. It is interactive, though, as players will control certain Viking and Anglo-Saxon people of the time and live a minute in their lives.
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Ubisoft has also worked with a few a museums to make this happen. The Hampshire Cultural Trust, a U.K.-based charity that manages 23 galleries, museums, and art centers, was Ubisoft’s main partner. Ubisoft is even creating an “immersive cultural experience” in actual Winchester that will have real action, video projection, and “objects from the trust’s collections.” It will have also have an augmented reality tour with the lore of Assassin’s Creed.
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The British Library, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, York Archaeological Trust, National Museum of Denmark, Preston Park Museum & Grounds are among the other collaborators Ubisoft brought on board for the Discovery Tour mode. Each contributed artifacts, manuscripts, illustrations, archaeological interpretations, art, and more to the project.