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Assassins Creed Valhalla Lets You Not Only Pet But Also Hold The Cat

Animals are no stranger to the world of Assassin’s Creed, but often your only interaction with them is either riding them from point A to point B or slaughtering them to upgrade your various in-game equipment. That’s set to change with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, as Ubisoft has confirmed that you can, in fact, pet the very good kitties walking around the game’s world.

But you can do more than just pet the cat as Eivor–you can actually hold them. As Eivor, you can pick up kitties and pet them for a few seconds before they leap from your loving grasp. The video showing this off, below, doesn’t include any purring, but that’s what imagination is for. Besides, it’s likely the cats in AC Valhalla will purr after getting some good pets from Eivor. Just look at it.

Valhalla isn’t the only Assassin’s Creed game to let you pet the animals. 2017’s Origins let you pet cats if you crouched near them, while Odyssey allowed you to pet the animals you’ve tamed.

Petting the animal has become a bit of a meme in recent years, as a plethora of games allows for wholesome interactions with many of the four-legged denizens of the world. Sucker Punch Productions’ Ghost of Tsushima lets you pet the fox, while Ubisoft’s The Division 2 lets you pet the dog. Conversely, The Last of Us Part II necessitates that you kill the dog but doesn’t force you to be a dog murderer throughout its runtime.

In other Ubisoft-related news, the company is still reckoning with its myriad abuse and assault allegations. The studio faces a lawsuit from a French union regarding the recent allegations, while a top executive has permanently left Ubisoft following a disciplinary leave.

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