A physical version of Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Orlog could be out next year

By Heidi Nicholas,
If you find you've been shirking your Viking/assassin duties in Assassin's Creed Valhalla to play Orlog, you might be pleased to hear that a physical edition of the excellent dice game could be out next year.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Eivor has all of ancient England to explore, with different kingdoms, cities, caves, secrets, forts, and more, on a massive, lively map. However, if you've played the game and discovered the joys of Orlog, your perspective of Viking life might have shrunk down entirely to that one all-important board and your hoard of god powers. Orlog is one of the best side activities in Valhalla, and the game hadn't been out for long before fans began hopefully discussing whether a physical version of Orlog could happen.

Luckily, it seems it can: according to board game site Dicebreaker, "Ubisoft will be working with pop culture collectibles producer PureArts to publish a physical version of Orlog in 2021." We don't have any other details yet, but this already sounds promising. Dicebreaker also spoke to Benoit Richer, Ubisoft's co-development game director, about the process of designing Orlog and whether it had any basis in historical fact — it doesn't, apparently, as the team "didn't find any clear rules" while researching the topic. "The goal was to have a game that would be 'credible' rather than historically accurate," says Richer. Even if it didn't before, Orlog definitely exists now, and, hopefully, we'll be able to play a physical version of it next year.

Check out our Best PS4 Stealth Games Available in 2019 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!