With days until its release, a trailer for the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Wrath of the Druids DLC is here. It shows off new locations, enemies, and how it fits into Eivor’s story.
Wrath of the Druids follows Valhalla’s protagonist, Eivor, as they head it Ireland. The trailer opens with shots of the rural Irish landscape, before taking a darker turn. We see deer skulls stuck to wooden poles, before a look at the ominous druid cult, called the Children of Danu. Wearing helmets made of deer antlers, their violence is heavily on display here. There’s shot of them armed with sickles and other weapons, fighting English soldiers – and they’re sure to pose a threat to Eivor.
From there, we see Eivor talking with the region’s king. He’s clearly concerned with the cult’s presence, and tasks Eivor with dealing with them. There’s an array of supporting characters that players are set to meet on the journey – and trailer even hints at a new love interest. Most excitingly, though, the trailer’s climax shows an imposing werewolf, bringing a supernatural element to the upcoming expansion.
Outside of the plot, the trailer also points towards new gameplay elements. The cult’s sickles are likely to be useable weapons, and you can expect the new costume designs to appear in Eivor’s wardrobe throughout the expansion. Its length isn’t clear, but at a $25 pricepoint, you’d expect a good amount of new content.
Wrath of the Druids was initially slated for release in April, but was hit with a delay earlier last month. Thankfully, the trailer ends by confirming the game’s second expansion, The Siege of Paris, is still on the way. Currently, it’s still unclear whether Wrath of the Druids’ delay will affect this expansion’s release date.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Wrath of the Druids launches May 13, on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
Luke Hinton is a freelance culture journalist living in Cardiff, Wales. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism, Media and Communications, and currently balances his freelancing work with postgraduate studies. He specialises in film, TV and entertainment writing.