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


  • 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.

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.

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.

Last modified: July 12, 2020 12:54 PM UTC

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