Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’s Free Roguelite Mode is Available Today

The Forgotten Saga throws the player back into Valhalla's take on Norse mythology.

It’s been a minute since I stepped away from Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, which, despite having really enjoyed the game and even buying the season pass, was soured when I couldn’t complete the final quest due to a bug. But almost two years removed, the game’s frequent free content updates (on top of all the DLC I already paid for) have me considering re-installing Eivor’s adventure, including “The Forgotten Saga,” a roguelite-inspired new mode that launches today.

The new mode leans heavily into Valhalla’s take on Norse mythology to repeatedly throw the player into Niflheim, overcoming battles with new builds and perks until you find a loadout that best suits you. As such, the Forgotten Saga trailer focuses more on the male version of protagonist Eivor, which is revealed late in the game to be Odin, who Eivor is actually a reincarnation of. The Assassin’s Creed lore explanation is too wild to get into here, but suffice to say the reveal so late in the game left a bad taste in my mouth.

Despite all that, the mode seems pretty neat, and I did enjoy a lot of Valhalla’s combat. So this is riffing on some of the parts I really liked about the game back in 2020. It’s compelling stuff.

Check out the trailer below:

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In other Assassin’s Creed news, the series has been a bit quiet outside of Ubisoft’s further support of Valhalla, but reports have come out that the company has repurposed one of its planned DLCs into a whole new game starring supporting character Basim Ibn Ishaq. Meanwhile, the series is also reportedly shifting to a service model that can be added to as years go by.