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Today, Ubisoft announced that Discovery Tour: Viking Age, an educational game allowing anyone to explore and interact with the history and traditions of the Viking world, is now available. Discovery Tour: Viking Age is free for all Assassin’s Creed® Valhalla players. The PC standalone version of Discovery Tour: Viking Age is available via Ubisoft Connect and on the Epic Games Store for £16.99. Players can also subscribe to Ubisoft+* on PC to play the game. In addition, it will release as a standalone on Xbox One, Xbox Series S | X, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Stadia**, and Amazon Luna**, in 2022.
Following Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt and Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece’s line, Discovery Tour: Viking Age is the brand-new chapter in this educational experience based on the world developed for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Players of all ages will be immersed in a unique interactive experience where they can learn about the history, traditions, and famous people of the Viking and Anglo-Saxon worlds. For the very first time, Discovery Tour: Viking Age changes the formula by putting narrative and interactivity at the core of the experience. The two new creative pillars “History through stories” and “Learning by doing” make the experience even more memorable and engaging than previous opuses. Following a new narrative storyline structured around eight quests, players will have the opportunity to embody Viking and Anglo-Saxon characters of the time and take part in their adventures set in the ninth century. This narrative takes players through the snowy lands of Norway, the beautiful landscapes of England, and the mythical realms of Jotunheim and Asgard.
“The Viking Age is a rich and complex era that we absolutely wanted to highlight in a Discovery Tour,” said Maxime Durand, World Design Director at Ubisoft Montréal. “With our new approach, players are placed at the core of a unique interactive experience where they see history in the making through the eyes of people of the time. We have designed Discovery Tour: Viking Age to be both fun as a video game and effective as a learning tool.” Discovery Tour: Viking Age content, developed in close collaboration with historians, renowned archaeologists, and academics, is an up-to-date source of information for all those who want to know more about the time period. With 150 historical highlights of the true history of the Viking Age, discovery sites allow players to learn more about Viking Age: War & Politics, Daily Life, Religion & Magic, Myths & Legends, Science, Law & Justice, Art & Culture and Trade & Economy.
Discovery Tour: Viking Age also treats all Assassin’s Creed Valhalla fans with 11 exclusive rewards to unlock in the main game, 25 Behind-The-Scenes stations about the main game development, and 24 exploration characters.
Considering that teachers and students might be unfamiliar with video games and the best way to use them in an educational context, Ubisoft has developed curriculum guides that offer customised activities and lesson plans based on the field of study and the level of the students, in partnership with the Montréal McGill University, with a grant from Mitacs. The beta version for Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece curriculum guide is already available at ubisoft.com/r/discovery-tour/curriculum-guide/ancient-greece.
*£12.99 per month. Cancel anytime. The Gold and Ultimate Editions will be available as part of a Ubisoft+ subscription. More information at ubisoftplus.com.
**Ubisoft+ on Stadia and Luna requires account linking and a Multi-Access plan. Territorial restrictions apply.
About Discovery Tour: The Discovery Tours are non-violent, scientifically validated educational experiences that dive deep into the traditions and cultures of the time periods presented in the Assassin’s Creed games. Created by Ubisoft Montréal in close collaboration with historians, archeologists, and academics, they are an interactive, fun, and efficient way to learn about History.
About Assassin’s Creed: Since it first launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed series has sold more than 155 million games worldwide. The franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series in video game history. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into numerous other entertainment media.
About Ubisoft: Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, and Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon®, Rainbow Six and The Division. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets, and PCs. For the 2020-21 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €2,241 million.Sponsor this Article!