Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Location Accidentally Named After A Real Place
The Assassin’s Creed franchise has plenty of real-world locations for players to explore including many cities that feature some pretty accurate representations of what they would have been like way back in the day. The latest entry into the franchise also features some iconic landmarks and cities such as Stonehenge, Lunden aka London, Jorvik or York, and more. One particular location in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a real life place, though the creation of it wasn’t intentional according to the developers.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla features a settlement called Ravensthorpe that acts as the player character’s home that they can upgrade, rest at, and change various aspects of Eivor and his or her belongings. As it turns out, Ravensthorpe is also a real place on the map located in England, though the developers weren’t aware of the fact that it was a real place until recently. Narrative director for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and AC lore master Darby McDevitt explains in a recent Reddit post that the team chose the name because Eivor comes from the Raven Clan and “thorpe” is an old English word with Germanic origins meaning village or hamlet.
The team placed the village in the middle of Mercia because it was central to the majority of the map in the game. What they didn’t expect however was that this particular location was an actual location within Europe, albeit with a few changes such as there not being a river next to the settlement in the real world location like there is in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
We had NO idea that there was a real Ravensthorpe in exactly this location in real life, until a few months ago. Granted there is no river running by the real Ravensthorpe, but a lot can happen in 1000 years. Rivers change courses.”
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is currently available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna. Have you seen any other bizarre connections to real life that you didn’t expect to find? Let us know your thoughts on Assassin’s Valhalla and Ravensthorpe being an actual location in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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