Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids takes us to Ireland
Have you always dreamed of admiring the magical landscapes of Ireland? This could be your chance. While vacationers from all over the world dream of being able to explore the beauty of the Emerald Isle for themselves, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla fans have the opportunity to visit it virtually, immersing themselves in the incredible landscapes of Ireland in the game’s first major expansion, Wrath of the Druids.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids arrives
Playing as Eivora ferocious Viking clan leader, users will have to fight their way through haunted forests and incredible scenery as they gain influence among the Gaelic kings. To celebrate Ireland’s starring role in the recently launched expansion, Tourism Ireland has partnered with Ubisoft to highlight the destination’s otherworldly landscapes, rich culture and fascinating myths and folklore that characterize Wrath of the Druids.
The video game accompanies players towards famous people historic landmarks such as the Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, Hill of Tara in County Meath, Ben Bulben Mountain in County Sligo and the City of Dublin. The story takes place some 80 years after the first Viking foray into Ireland and four decades after the Vikings first settled in Dublin. In the time of the Vikings, Dublin was a bustling trading port, so the city, filled with enemies and allies, will be the central hub of the game.
Wrath of the Druids players will also have a chance to conquer the ring forts, of the circular fortified settlements much in use in Ireland. The diameter of these defensive structures ranged from 15 to 35 meters. Designed to keep marauders away and house animals, more than 45,000 forts have survived in Ireland.
Eivor’s new adventure will give players the opportunity to unravel the mysteries of an ancient Druid cult, The Children of Danu, based on the Tuatha Dé Danann, a group of gods and heroes from Irish mythology skilled in the arts, science, poetry and magic. They will meet mythological figures, such as the Púca and the Morrigan, who are associated with Samhain, an ancient Celtic festival that can be traced back to the birthplace of Halloween.