Apex Legends’ sequence of improbable “Stories from the Outlands” animated shorts proceed with Northstar, its newest launch. The new entry in the sequence was launched on Monday and revealed the game’s latest character and its most direct connection but with Titanfall.

The animated short follows the story of Valkyrie, a pilot looking for a approach into the Apex Games. As we discover out, her father was as soon as the pilot of a Northstar-class Titan however died, presumably in the Apex Games himself. Whatever the explanation for demise, Valkyrie blames Titanfall 2 antagonist Kuben Blisk, who knew Valkyrie (and her father) when she was a toddler often known as Viper.

In the short, Valkyrie hunts Blisk down and is able to take her revenge for her father. But Blisk explains that her dad knew the dangers of what he was doing and would have wished her to make her personal legacy, quite than simply avenging his. After a short second of hesitation, she tells Blisk that her new name signal is Valkyrie earlier than strolling away and seemingly getting ready to enter the Apex Games.

Thanks to data from Apex Legends data miners, we’ve recognized about the character for some time. The character’s authentic leaked title was Valk, but it surely’s not clear if she’ll go by Valk or Valkyrie as soon as she arrives in the sport. Valkyrie has extra direct connections to Titanfall than any Legend to this point — together with direct expertise flying Titans, as we see in the Northstar short — which might match a few of the issues that Respawn has teased about season 9’s connection to its previous games.

The trailer ends with the date May 4, which is probably going the begin of the new season and Valkyrie’s possible launch date. However, we received’t know something for positive till Respawn makes its official announcement about the new season, which ought to occur in the subsequent couple of weeks.