Dark Horse Comics has announced the comic portion of its publishing program tied to Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla as Ubisoft announced release plans for the videogame today.

Dark Horse will lead into the videogame release with a prequel comic series, which launches October 21.  The three-issue prequel, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Song of Glory, will be written by Cavan Scott with art by Martin Tunica and colors by Michael Aliyeh.  The story, set in mid-9th century Norway, sees Viking warrior Eivor seize an attack on a village by a neighboring kingdom in her own favor as another Viking searches for a prize of crucible steel.

The videogame will be released worldwide on November 17, 2020 for Xbox, PlayStation, PC, Stadia, and UPLAY+, the Ubisoft subscription service.

And then on December 31, Dark Horse will release The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in both regular hardcover ($39.99) and deluxe ($79.99) editions.  The Deluxe Edition of the 192-page hardcover includes an exclusive cover, a decorative slipcase, and a gallery-quality lithograph art print.

The new Dark Horse program represents a change for the licensing of Assassin’s Creed.  Titan has published comics (see "New ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Comic"), art books, and manga (see "’Assassin’s Creed’ Manga") in the past and continues to release collections.

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