If anyone was to make a manga spinoff on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, there is probably no better writer out there than Makoto Yukimura of Vinland Saga fame. But guess what — an Assassin’s Creed Valhalla manga crossover is indeed coming, and it will be written and illustrated by none other than Yukimura-san himself.
In celebration of the launch of the latest entry in Ubisoft’s hugely-popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, a one-off manga crossover issue with Vinland Saga will be released in the December 2020 issue of Monthly Afternoon, the publisher for the popular Japanese Viking manga series.
The crossover puts the protagonists of both Valhalla and Vinland Saga, Eivor (the male one) and Thorfinn, side-by-side in a short story. Since this is purely fiction, historians could probably forgive the fact that Valhalla technically takes place chronologically earlier than Vinland. Regardless, seeing the duo fight other Vikings alongside one another will be exciting to see.
Now all we need is a Vinland Saga crossover with the full game itself. Given how previous Assassin’s Creed games have seen Ubisoft collaborating with the likes of Square Enix and Capcom for Final Fantasy XV and Monster Hunter crossovers respectively, all it’ll take is a couple of green lights and we could see Thorfinn darting in and out of combat in Valhalla.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launches on 10 November for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and later the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
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