Meet Otta Sluggasson
Cody Bellinger’s exciting autumn is about to get even better.
Having already won the World Series with the Dodgers, Bellinger’s next big accomplishment will be a role in the popular video game series Assassin’s Creed. The newest installment in the series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, comes out Nov. 10, and Bellinger is featured as a character in the game.
This is no minor cameo, either. Bellinger appears to have a somewhat significant role in the game. He even did his own motion-capture and voice-over work for his character.
Bellinger appears as a Viking named Otta Sluggasson, who game manufacturer Ubisoft describes as “a Dane with a knack for hitting rocks very, very far.” The company released a video showing some behind-the-scenes footage of Bellinger’s motion capture and a look at Otta in the actual game.
“I’m excited. I love video games, so when I heard I had the opportunity to be a character in a big video game, I was excited, I really was,” Bellinger told ESPN. “I’m kind of a video game nerd. My brother and I played Assassin’s Creed back in the day and used to love it. The graphics are so realistic. It’s a game that will take up a lot of your time.”
Bellinger said that players have to beat his character in a challenge to advance in the game’s story mode. Details are scant but it looks like, judging by a few clues in the video above, you can use a baseball-type swing to launch rocks at your opponents. That would be pretty cool, but it would be even better if you could also ride into battle with a 6' 6" Viking named Thor (based off Noah Syndergaard), pelting your enemies with stones at 100 mph. Maybe in the sequel.
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