Ubisoft took to Twitter to announce that the AC Sisterhood crest will now be available as an in-game tattoo in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Designed by Sebastian Dell’Aria, the tattoo is inspired by Amunet, a female character from Assassin’s Creed Origins. Game director Benoit Richer hinted that players could find the tattoo “hidden under one of the 3 major cities in England.”
Today, we’re happy to reveal that the #ACSisterhood crest will be available as a tattoo in #AssassinsCreed Valhalla!
This collaboration between our community and development team brings a momentous community effort into our game. So grateful to all those who made this possible! pic.twitter.com/UibnFUwev5
— Assassin’s Creed (@assassinscreed) September 28, 2020
To spice things up even more, here’s a CLUE: You can find the #ACSisterhood tattoo hidden under one of the 3 major cities in England. … in a very special and secret place #likeAViking #AssassinsCreedValhalla https://t.co/JrStdyZsAP
— Benoit Richer (@BenoitRicher) September 28, 2020
AC Sisterhood is a community-led initiative by Assassin’s Creed fans and was created in response and in the context of Ubisoft’s highly publicized “frat house culture.” Many former employees have alleged that the company is rife with misogyny and incidences of sexual harassment. Ubisoft has also been criticized for creating games with sexist mindsets, such as adding Kassandra’s brother Alexios as a playable character in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey when a male-dominated editorial team said that a female protagonist wouldn’t sell. According to a report, Kassandra was originally supposed to be the only playable character in the game.
AC Sisterhood is an offshoot of The Mentor’s Guild and according to a statement written by group member Kulpreet Virdi, was formed in order to “highlight, appreciate and support the women (including those who identify as women) in the Assassin’s Creed Universe, the community and development teams, creating a safe space for women” and to “help to push for meaningful change by way of better representation for women in Assassin’s Creed games and for better treatment of women within the company.”