Secret reference to Essex legend Keith Flint in new video game

The new Assassins Creed game – Assassins Creed: Valhalla – is the first in the series set in the UK, with much of the game taking place in the south-east of England during the 800s.

Released at the end of last year, excited gamers have been finding hints to real-world landmarks scattered across Essex and Kent which you’re able to visit in the game.

On top of the local landmarks, the game also features some local legends.

If you go to the Essex region in the game close to where Braintree, Essex, is in real life, you’ll be greeted by a man with a familiar name and an iconic name.

The character, named simply Keith, is supposed to be a reference to Keith Flint, the late-frontman of The Prodigy who sadly died last near.

The music icon came from Braintree, and his inclusion in the game is a tribute by a Prodigy fan who wrote the game.

Replying to a tweet from a fan who found the easter egg, Assassins Creed: Valhalla writer Kirsten McGorry tweeted: “As the writer this makes me so happy.

“Glad you found and loved it. A little tribute from all The Prodigy’s Bulgarian fans (and this English one).”

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But Keith isn’t the only Prodigy reference in the game.

Screenshots show Keith referencing multiple Prodigy songs in his dialogue.

He is seen playing with a band chanting “Smack my bishop!”, a reference to the bands famous song Smack My B***h Up.

'Keith' pictured here third from the left
‘Keith’ pictured here third from the left
(Image: George Christoforou)

He also says: “Ah! You are a lover of fine music! This surely is an omen!” a reference to the song Omen.

You can even complete involving Keith called “The Prodigy”.

It’s nice to know that even if Keith Flint is gone, he’s still being remembered in every corner of this world, and some virtual worlds too.

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