It looks as if Valiant isn’t just content to give us a new twist on classic Valiant characters in the upcoming Stalinverse event but also new characters! The first will be The Red Legend who will make her first appearance in Divinity III: Stalinverse and will be followed by three more new additions to the Valiant Universe.
But who is the Red Legend? She is a woman of immense power, birthed into the universe by unknown cosmic forces. No one on the planet knows where she came from…only that she was discovered deep in the heart of Russia, floating among the burning logs of an abandoned lumber mill. Raised under the muzzles of Russia’s brutal authoritarian forces, the Red Legend only knew a life of pain and strife as shed labored day in and day out at one of the world’s most unforgiving labor camps. She harbored a burning power inside her throughout these years however, as her true potential became ever more apparent. By the time she became a woman, The Red Legend was recruited by Myshka—the god-like champion of Communism—and embraced her destiny as one of the Stalinverse’ greatest protectors.
Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani had this to say in an earlier interview:
“The Stalinverse isn’t an alternate reality – this is the Valiant Universe as we now know it, and, going forward, what happens in DIVINITY III will have an immense impact on the shape of all things Valiant over the coming year. The Red Legend, in particular, will be a central piece of those plans.” “This is a milestone first appearance in every sense, one that I would compare to the introduction of Valiant’s ’Wonder Woman’ or ‘Thor.’ The insanely brilliant Matt Kindt has done a masterful job crafting the creation of a new hero chiseled from the rich and untapped mythology of traditional folklore.”
At the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were racing to the stars. But, while America was aiming for the moon, Russia had its eyes on the cosmos. In secret, they launched a three-man mission into the far reaches of space. In the depths, they discovered something Unknown. Something that…changed them. Imbued with god-like powers, the long-lost cosmonauts returned home…only to discover that their old ideology, communism, lost the war to western capitalism in the decades since their journey first began. But now they have the power to change it all…
Divinity III: Stalinverse #1 will be available next week on 12-21-16 so get ready for a brand new Valiant Universe!