Big news as an official story trailer for the upcoming Assassins Creed: Valhalla was released only hours ago by Ubisoft. In that reveal, we watched as all our speculation about whether or not Ragnar Lothbrok’s sons will be included in the upcoming game was confirmed to be happening just as we hoped. However, which sons of Ragnar will be included and which will not?
As well as being legendary Norse historical figures, many will be familiar with some of the sons of Ragnar through the TV series’ Vikings and The Last Kingdom. Now, before you ask about Ragnar himself, I am pretty confident that he will not be in the game, as Ragnar already died at this point. When he did so, King Alfred was only a young child and nowhere near becoming king yet. The trailer shows us an adult Alfred, which indicates that Ragnar had been dead for some time before these events. Although, there’s a chance for DLC content that travels to the era of Ragnar or flash-backs to that era.
So, who will we meet? Ubba, Sigurd The Snake In The Eye, Ivar The Boneless, Halfdan and Bjorn Ironside are all possibilities. Thus far, the trailer said, “the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok” are terrorising England (technically England wasn’t really a thing at this point yet but I suppose, that’s not that big of a deal). This means that there is more than one son of Ragnar that we should meet.
We also know that the main protagonist in Eivor has a companion named Sigurd, which could be the Sigurd related to Ragnar but that is yet to be confirmed. Furthermore, the game could also explore some of Ragnar’s less famous children such as Hvitserk, Agnar, Thomas Blodscar, Dunyat, Fridleiv, Regnald, Rathbarth and Erik Vindhatt.
Hvitserk is in the TV series Vikings but many historians question his existence, with many believing that his name was miss-spelled and was actually a reference to Halfdan. Furthermore, because of Ragnar’s less-known sons having fewer references and fewer tales about them, Ubisoft can be a little more imaginative when incorporating them into the story.
However, it is more likely that the characters included will be the most popular sons of Ragnar but we shouldn’t rule out the rest just yet. Assassins Creed: Valhalla will be released on the 10th of November and will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Series X.