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: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris (PS5) – Second Expansion Is More Classic Assassin’s Creed Than You Might Think

Out of the black box.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s second expansion, The Siege of Paris, sees Eivor travel across the channel to Francia. As per usual, our intrepid Norse hero is eager to establish some new alliances — with both Viking raiders and King Charles the Fat on Eivor’s list of potential allies. What follows is a much more gritty and grounded story than the previous DLC, Wrath of the Druids. Instead of focusing on mysticism and ill omens, The Siege of Paris is all about war and political intrigue, harkening back to older Assassin’s Creed games.

And it’s not just the narrative that has whispers of traditional Assassin’s Creed about it. The expansion’s main quests have Eivor assume the role of, you know, an actual assassin. The series’ “black box” mission design returns, as you slowly work your way to the target through exploration, stealth, and deception. While you still have the option of carving a bloody path to your objective — this is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, after all — following specific assassination opportunities unlocks additional cutscenes and suitably brutal kills.

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