Dark Horse Comics has announced a new miniseries that will serve as a prequel to the upcoming video game Assassin’s Creed: Vahalla. Subtitled “Song of Glory,” the creative team includes writer Cavan Scott, artist Martin Tunica and colorist Michael Atiyeh.
This will be the first Assassin’s Creed comic from Dark Horse, although they’ve published plenty of video game tie-ins before. Previously the license was held by Titan.
“Last September, I got a mysterious call from Dark Horse Comics: would I be up for jumping on a plane to Montreal, Canada to visit top games studio, Ubisoft?” Scott wrote on his blog. “The reason for the hush-hush trip was to discuss the comic that was announced earlier this week at the Ubiforward event; Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Song of Glory. In my time at the studio, I had the privilege of being walked through the next game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise which is set in one of my favourite periods of history – the viking age! We’ve been working in secret on the comic ever since, a three-part prequel to the game itself.”
Here’s how Dark Horse describes the comic:
Eivor, a Viking warrior, observes a village raided by a neighboring kingdom. Bloodshed and mayhem erupt as she seizes the attack in her own favor—but will her victory be a blessing to her clan or a terrible curse? Elsewhere, another Viking searches for a different kind of prize, one of crucible steel . . .
The first issue of the three-issue series arrives in October.