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Just Recruit This Cat For Your Assassin’s Creed Viking Raids

Last Updated September 23, 2020 2:03 PM
Thomas Bardwell
Last Updated September 23, 2020 2:03 PM
  • Yet another snippet of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay has surfaced online.
  • The game will let you recruit a cat to your raiding party.
  • Ubisoft’s action-RPG releases on Nov. 17, according to a since-deleted post on the official Assassin’s Creed Italy Instagram account.

The cat’s out of the bag. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will let us draft in the help of a feline friend to keep our longboats free of vermin.

Hot on the heels of two major leaks earlier in the week, a much shorter gameplay snippet showcasing the recruitment process in action surfaced online overnight .

While traipsing through the village of Northwic (possibly modern-day Norwich?), protagonist Eivor comes across a snow-white kitty called Nali. A short chase ensues as Nali heeds the call of a Norse child.

It turns out that Nali’s pretty snobbish about who can pet him and hasn’t let anyone come near since his owner Kottr packed it in. Alongside being a fearsome Saxon-downing Viking, Eivor moonlights as a cat whisperer in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

One thing leads to another, and before long, Nali’s officially part of Eivor’s raiding party – ‘every long ship needs a brave cat for luck, and for the rats.’ ‘World Event completed – Raider Cat’ soon flashes across the screen.

Grimy leak screencap reveals the ‘Raider Cat’ side-mission. | Source: YouTube

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Release Date Leak

In related news, the Assassin’s Creed Italy Instagram account appears to have let slip Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s release date . Ubisoft’s action-RPG looks set to launch on Nov. 17, according to the since-deleted post.

Although the post points to an Xbox One release specifically, it’s safe to presume it will arrive on PlayStation 4 and PC on the same date. There’s no word on a next-gen release. That’s par for the course, though, as Sony and Microsoft have yet to publicize a definitive launch date.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Official Assassin’s Creed Instagram account leaks Valhalla release date. | Source: Reddit/Instagram 

Speculatively, I’d wager Ubisoft plans to share the release date during the Ubisoft Forward showcase later on today. The snappy removal implies the account dropped the news a little earlier than the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla marketing team intended.

This also seems to the case with yet another Far Cry 6 leak. A French-dubbed announcement trailer hit the inter-web late yesterday . Presumably, it’s the very one Ubisoft will unveil today.