Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft's next instalment in the franchise, continues the path started by 2017's Origins and refines the series' RPG-stylings.
While a recent Gamespot article has left players worried that side quests won't be returning, they are definitely here.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Don't Panic, Side Quests Are Here
The key differentiation is that rather than simply checking off items on your map as per the standard open-world template, you'll encounter events, characters, and objectives just through wandering the game's open world.
It all sounds a little Red Dead Redemption, and we're here for it. Seeing a mass of icons cluttering the map can be a little bit stressful in games, but the option to organically uncover stories while roaming England's verdant pastures sounds much more enjoyable.