The developer confirmed in a post-show livestream that Eivor, the main character of Valhalla, can recruit a cat to join you on your journey. You’ll get the cat by helping a Norse child in town, and then the cat–whose name is Nali–will join your longship and become a “cat raider,” as the developer put it.
This cat will curl up inside your boat, and it will also eat rats to keep your shipmates healthy and safe, it seems. “As you’re riding around the rivers of England, you will see a cat basically walking around your longship, keeping your Viking raiders company,” Ubisoft said.
You can see a portion of the cat mission in the video below.
Valhalla releases on November 17 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. It’s also coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X when those consoles release, and players who buy the game on current-gen can upgrade to the next-gen edition for free.
For lots more on Valhalla, check out GameSpot’s new hands-on impressions in the video above. You can also read Jordan’s interview with narrative director Darby McDevitt and assistant level design director Laurence Letalien about Eivor’s mysterious identity, the interwoven story, and more.
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