You can bring a cat along for the ride in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Historically, Vikings weren’t exactly famous for being sensitive. But in the upcoming AAA blockbuster, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, gamers will be able to see a softer side to these marauding invaders with the addition of a cat to the crew.

So while the main item on your agenda as Eivor—the Viking leader—is to conquer the hostile territory of Middle Ages England, you can indeed recruit a cat for your longboat. Turns out that even the most fearsome warlords benefit from a little furry friend.Assassin's Creed Valhalla, cat, assassin's creed

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is one of the biggest releases of the year. In a new twist in this seafaring Viking tale, you can bring a cat along for the ride.

While slashing, burning, looting and eventually settling a new land is still the name of the game, the addition of animal companionship adds a new dimension to the protagonist’s personality.

In an interview with Games Radar, game director Eric Baptizat said “Yes, you can recruit the cat from Norwich […] we always have a lot of fun with animals, and human relationships with animals.”

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set for release later this year. As if you needed to whet your appetite any more, check out the official gameplay overview trailer below.