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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla 'Siege of Paris' Expansion Explained

More information about Assassin's Creed: Valhalla "Siege of Paris" was revealed at the E3 2021 Ubisoft Forward showcase.
More information about Assassin's Creed: Valhalla "Siege of Paris" was revealed at the E3 2021 Ubisoft Forward showcase. / Ubisoft

More information about Assassin's Creed: Valhalla "Siege of Paris" was revealed at the E3 2021 Ubisoft Forward showcase.

Ubisoft's Forward showcase at E3 2021 proved to be one Hel of a ride for Assassin's Creed: Valhalla fans. Not only will they be seeing support for the game well into its second year—a first for the franchise—they'll be getting a ton of new content including a Discovery Tour in the Fall and another expansion, Siege of Paris, in the Summer.

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla 'Siege of Paris' Expansion

The "Siege of Paris" expansion follows Jarl Eivor Varensdottir and the Raven Clan through one of the most notable battles in Viking Age history in what is currently modern-day France.

The invasion took place in 845 AD in West Francia. It was supposedly led by the legendary Ragnar Lodbrok—though, in-game, players will likely see it carried out by one of his sons. The collective fleet contained 120 ships carrying an unknown number of warriors said to be in the thousands. They sailed up the river Seine in early March of that year and had sacked the city by the end of the month.

Viking invaders took control of Paris and plundered it for its riches, only withdrawing after being paid a ransom of approximately 5665 lbs. of silver and gold by Charles the Bald, king of Francia at the time.

Siege of Paris is slated for a Summer 2021 release.