This week, followers of two legendary video games will benefit from the spoils of an incredible collaboration as Bungie and Ubisoft have joined forces to carry new content material to each Future 2 and Murderer’s Creed Valhalla; content material impressed by one another’s video games and bridging the hole between these two fan-favorite universes.
Coinciding with the launch of the brand new Season in Future 2, Season of the Seraph, Bungie is bringing a number of recent content material impressed by the Murderer’s Creed universe into Future 2. Guardians may have the prospect to don new armor ornaments and cosmetics impressed by Ubisoft’s famed journey franchise, together with three new class-specific armor decoration units: a Hunter decoration set impressed by Kassandra from Murderer’s Creed Odyssey; a powerful-looking Titan set impressed by Murderer’s Creed Valhalla’s Eivor; and a mysterious Warlock set impressed by the enduring Altaïr from the unique Murderer’s Creed. As well as, Guardians can even be capable of buy a brand new ship, Sparrow, Ghost, and new finisher, all influenced by Murderer’s Creed lore.
Right this moment Murderer’s Creed Valhalla will carry new content material impressed by Future 2. A brand new character pack will function two new armor units that includes Future characters Lord Shaxx and Saint-14 and two Swords impressed by a pair of iconic Unique Future weapons: the Gjallarhorn Rocket Launcher and the Thorn Hand Cannon. As well as, a brand new weapons pack contains 4 new weapons which were designed with Future’s subclasses in thoughts, together with their very own customized results and gameplay perks.
Bringing historical past (and the longer term) to life
For the Bungie crew, the chance to carry Murderer’s Creed’s world of historic motion into the sci-fi fantasy universe of Future was a singular alternative. That was very true when it got here to bringing a trio of iconic Murderer’s Creed characters to life as Guardians.
“We needed to think about how nicely every of the characters we selected would match into the totally different Future Guardian courses,” says Bungie’s Ian McIntosh. “It was very simple to think about Altaïr as a Warlock as a result of his lengthy robes completely match the standard Warlock look in Future 2. We thought Eivor, being very powerful and carrying a protect, would make an awesome Titan. And Kassandra works nicely as a Hunter due to a number of similarities she has with that class—there’s the light-weight leather-based and fabric garb in addition to her stealthy combating fashion.”
“The Murderer’s Creed character fashion, which I might describe as fantasy impressed by the style of the historic interval through which every story takes place, has a number of similarities to what you would possibly see in Future 2,” McIntosh continues. “Each video games draw inspiration from the true world after which put their very own distinctive twist on it. The one lacking ingredient although, which you at all times see in Future 2, was the science fiction component. For these armor ornaments, we blended in just a few further laborious floor armor parts which have that basic Future look to them. The very best instance is the addition of Guardian helmets, which exchange the human faces.
“After all we wished to include sure iconic design components that assist outline every of the Future Guardian courses into these armor units as nicely. For instance, we gave the Kassandra Hunter armor a protracted cape, and we added a Warlock bond class merchandise to the Altaïr set. To suit it into the Future lore slightly higher, we altered the design of the protect on the again of the Eivor Titan armor, so it appears extra like a standard Future Titan protect.”
The crew at Ubisoft had its personal problem: as a substitute of taking Assassins into the longer term, they have been taking Guardians into the previous. Nowhere is that extra obvious than with the brand new Gjallarhorn Sword that’s discovered within the new Character Pack in Murderer’s Creed Valhalla. The problem right here wasn’t simply to create a great-looking and practical weapon that Valhalla gamers would get pleasure from, it was to translate the famed Unique Rocket Launcher from Future into a wholly new kind—an awesome sword that was simply as helpful on the battlefield throughout raids within the 9th century as its projectile-firing counterpart was whereas taking down swarms of Hive or Vex.
“We did just a few design iterations and explored how the Rocket Launcher might be translated within the Murderer’s Creed world. Via the totally different designs, we requested ourselves how a lot of it may be a Sword and a Rocket Launcher whereas nonetheless preserving the wolf crest, barrel, and shade palette since they should be central in all of the designs whereas nonetheless being practical. We have been primarily making a gun-sword, so we paid consideration to the place the projectiles can logically come out off and nonetheless guarantee that there’s a superb stability between the blade and the barrel of the Sword,” says Ubisoft’s JP Tan.
Because the Ubisoft crew put it, engaged on the Future character and weapons packs have been labors of affection. “We wished to guarantee that if we wished to make this weapon, we might do it proper. It is a love letter from us to those that benefit from the tales and experiences of those fantastic video games,” says Ubisoft’s Ren Gomos.
Future 2’s new Season, Season of the Seraph, is offered now and can function a brand new three-person matchmade exercise referred to as Heist Battlegrounds, in addition to a brand new Unique mission. As well as, the brand new Spire of the Watcher dungeon will launch in Future 2 on December 9.
Murderer’s Creed Valhalla’s newest title replace is offered now. Along with the brand new Future content material, the replace contains two free new quests. The primary, titled The Final Chapter, will carry an intimate closure to the saga of Eivor the Wolf-Kissed. The second quest options Roshan from Murderer’s Creed Mirage, the place you will note her in motion with Eivor as they uncover they share a typical enemy.