Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Lands Tie-in Graphic Novel at Dark Horse

Dark Horse Books has announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Hidden Codex, a new original graphic novel based on Ubisoft‘s Viking-themed action role-playing game.

Per The Beat, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Hidden Codex hails from writer Mathieu Gabella and artist Paolo Traisci. The hardcover OGN takes place around the same time as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (i.e during the Viking age of the 9th century), though tells an original, standalone Assassin’s Creed story. It arrives in bookstores on April 30, 2024 before making its way to comic shops the very next day.

Check out the cover art for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Hidden Codex below:

What is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Hidden Codex about?

An official synopsis for The Hidden Codex reads as follows: “After securing his own freedom from a clan of Vikings that kidnapped him, Edward, a scribe and reluctant monk, returns to find his brother missing and strange documents blackened by a language he innately understands. No one knows where these occult-looking symbols came from, but Edward has seen such writings before: in the workshop of an enigmatic wise man among the Vikings who is part of a secret order: Those Unseen. An order that could offer answers to Edward, and guarantee his aspirations of freedom and knowledge. But with that knowledge can he find and rescue his own brother before it’s too late?”

“We were very lucky to work with Mathieu Gabella and Paolo Traisci, two long-standing fans of the franchise who infused their love and deep knowledge of our lore in this book,” said Etienne Bouvier, Ubisoft’s senior transmedia content manager. “Fans and newcomers alike will enjoy this mysterious tale which expands Assassin’s Creed Valhalla across uncharted territories.”

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the 12th and second-most-recent main-series entry in Ubisoft’s long-running Assassin’s Creed video game franchise. The game released in November 2020. In it, players control Eivor Varinsdottir, a 9th-century Viking raider who gets involved in the conflict between the Hidden Ones (later the Assassin Brotherhood) and Order of the Ancients (later the Templar Order). A follow-up game, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, released earlier this year. Mirage allows players to take control of Basim Ibn Ishaq, who was a major supporting character in Valhalla.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Hidden Codex goes on sale April 30, 2024 from Dark Horse Books.

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