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This Week in Assassin’s Creed Virtual Photography: 28th to 04th September


6 Sept 2023

Written By:

Edited By:

Colum Blackett

Welcome to the weekly virtual photography roundup hosted by Aaron Young from The AC Partnership Program.

Every week I will be picking our top 5 favourite Assassin’s Creed shots and showcasing them on The Ones Who Came Before website, in order to promote virtual photography and talented content creators within the community.  

Aaron is a keen virtual photographer and loves to post his journeys through Assassin’s Creed on Twitter.

Keep an eye on the site as more weekly shots are added, we are looking for captures across all Assassin’s Creed games. Tag your photos to the #TOWCBWeeklyCapture for a chance to be featured.

This week’s theme: Assassin’s Creed


Voices of Fornburg

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: @HeraldTrivia

“Ahh the High One! He calls to you”

Fornburg is the first Viking settlement you visit in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It is home to the Raven Clan and serves to set the story before you venture to England. The vistas here are sublime and the chances to capture great photos are plentiful. This wonderful edit has a lot of heart and meaning, with Eivor appearing over the place he once called home. I love the colours, especially the sun upon Eivor’s forehead. The scenery is beautifully captured giving off that sense of adventure despite leaving your home potentially for the last time.   



Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: MissOaty

“After seventeen years, I saw my father’s axe again”

Before Eivor sets sail for England she seeks solace in Valka the Raven Clan's very own Seer. It is here she witnesses visions of herself betraying Sigurd. The whole flash back acts as a genetic memory, something that has been a staple of the series for a long time. This gorgeous capture of Eivor staring thoughtfully brings me right back to that very scene. The weight of the visions evident on her face. I adore how the light from a nearby fire is illuminating half her face and that scare looks so badass.  With the awesome tattoo around her ear Eivor certainly looks ready for the path ahead. 


Lands of England

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: @wistfulembrace

“I learned that your God fears death, just as mine do”

Alfred of Wessex fought a battle on two fronts, one to establish a new order more akin to the Templars but also to eliminate the threats to Christianity. Eivor is just another spanner in the works to Alfred’s dream of a united England. The two have quite the story but unfortunately we don’t get as much screen time as I would have wished. This hauntingly beautiful set exemplifies the time period and how dark and fraught it was. The whole set could have easily been pulled from the art book. I love this one in particular due to the positioning of Eivor and the magnificent steeple in the background. I feel this is the essence of Valhalla and shows the cultural dived between the two.

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Game: Assassin’s Creed Origins

VP Artist: @cop_filip

“Of course he was the last! They are all dead. Justice is done!”

One of the standout places in Assassin’s Creed Origin’s, Alexandria serves as a focal point for both Bayek and Aya. It is the second largest city in Egypt and has a coastline so striking you can’t help but love it there. It is where the story really begins with Bayek acquiring the hidden blade to help eliminate the order. Once again the whole set is perfection but this one especially looks so real. The palace appears very majestic amongst the trees and they do such a great job at framing it. I am not sure how the blue sky is so clear, timing must have been impeccable. 

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The Ones Who Came Before Photo of the Week

Judge: @Virtualtourism

''It honestly feels like @cop_filip travelled back 2000 years and took this with his camera. You can see the influence of his real world photography shine through in this virtual photograph. The subtle colours of the vegetation, the dry dusty rock face and the clear blue sky all help bring this shot into reality. Exellent work.''


Searching for Answers

Game: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

VP Artist: @Dash_845

“I’m a demigod. Worshipped and feared by the Cult and all the Greek world”

In the virtual photography world Kassandra usually get the spotlight, however it is nice to feature Alexios for once. Depending on which sibling you choose the other will still be present in a large way. Their path is still the same and Alexios grows into a powerful mercenary by the end of the story. This capture is so classy and gives off both Gladiator and Assassin’s vibes thanks to the attire. The use of the torch is a nice touch adding that glow to the shot whist amplifying the shadows. I love the stance with the head turned, he looks like he may have just found what he was looking for.


And that sums it up for this week’s Assassin’s Creed virtual photography recap list!

Thank you for checking out this week’s photo collection. This would not be possible without the virtual photographers out there so a huge thanks to them. Until next week keep those shots coming in!


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About the Author

Aaron is a passionate Assassin's Creed fan who joined our AC Partnership Program as an Online Article Writer back in 2022.

After building momentum and interest on TOWCB website for Virtual Photography, Aaron established TOWCB Virtual Photography Team, of which he is now Team Leader. Throughout 2024, TOWCB VP Team will be sharing community captures in dedicated articles, and providing a positive environment on Twitter for gamers to share their shots.

Aaron Young

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