Assassin’s Creed prequel picks female Eivor as canon main character

Ubisoft has said both male and female main character options in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be canon – but the game’s official prequel has picked to portray Eivor as a woman.

Dark Horse graphic novel series Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Song of Glory details Eivor’s life prior to Ubisoft’s video game. A blurb, which we’ll post beneath a spoiler warning below, includes some new details about her family we didn’t know before.

It comes just a week after allegedly leaked messages from Valhalla’s now-departed creative director Ashraf Ismail claimed the game was originally planned to feature Eivor as a woman only (which is why she has a traditionally-female name). Valhalla narrative director Darby McDevitt stepped in to say the claim was not “wholly accurate” but “obviously there is more nuance to all this”.

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